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How cells combat chromosome imbalanceBiologists have now identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate genetically imbalanced cells from the body.
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Diagnosing obesity by mathematically estimating abdominal fatAbdominal obesity, or fat that accumulates around one's stomach and abdomen, has long been considered to pose a high health risk in individuals. Hence, measurement of abdominal fat helps predict propensity to disorders caused by excess weight in the abdominal area. In a new paper, researchers propose a new technique to evaluate abdominal obesity by estimating the thickness of subcutaneous fat.
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Selfish gene acts as both poison and antidote to eliminate competitionAn unprecedented genetic survival strategy has been identified that would be right at home in an Agatha Christie murder mystery novel.
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Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years agoAn analysis of stalagmite records from White Moon Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains shows that 8200 years ago the California coast underwent 150 years of exceptionally wet and stormy weather. This is the first high resolution record of how the Holocene cold snap affected the California climate.
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How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgeryEngineers have designed a 'granular jamming cap' filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated 'GPS' system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.
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Watching cities growThree million measurement points in one square kilometer: a world record has now been set in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images stacks of the TerraSAR-X radar satellite. Next the scientists plan to create four-dimensional models of all cit
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Sustainable ethanol from carbon dioxide? A possible pathA recent discovery could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops. This promising technology has three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a copper catalyst.
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Scientists to explore meltwater at Greenland Cold War campScientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into the environment.
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The OnePlus 5 Is the New Android iPhone Ripoff—in a Very Good Way All photos: Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo The OnePlus employees seemed a little annoyed when I asked how they felt about people comparing its new device to an iPhone . Sure, both phones feature dual camera designs. Yes, the OnePlus 5 has curves that look a lot like an Apple product. Ugh, fine, it’s a really good phone, too. What’s the big deal? Here at Gizmodo, we’re longtime OnePlus fans. From the
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OnePlus 5 Review: A Budget Phone That’s Actually BeautifulThe OnePlus 5 comes with class-leading specs, for half the price of an iPhone 7.
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Let's Slice Open Mass MoCA, the Biggest Contemporary Art Museum in the USA new $65 million renovation makes Mass MoCA the 120,000-square foot gorilla of the contemporary art world.
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OnePlus 5 review—The best sub-$500 phone you can buy Smartphone companies don't seem to care about cultivating a true "lineup" of phones. If you aren't spending at least $650, most companies will offer you anonymous, second-rate devices that seem like they've had no thought put into them. With the death of the Nexus line and with Lenovo's continued bungling of Motorola, the "good but not $650" market is slimmer than ever. Enter the OnePlus 5, which
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Informational content of relative deprivation as a channel linking economic inequality to risk taking [Social Sciences]The evidence that economic inequality (or relative deprivation) increases risk taking, as presented in PNAS by Payne et al. (1), is an insightful addition to a broader literature that finds that relative deprivation has distinct effects on individuals, not the least of which is their happiness, in addition to any...
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Reply to van Hoorn: Social comparisons of “enough” are an informational signal [Social Sciences]In response to our article (1), van Hoorn (2) suggests that our analysis focuses too narrowly on perceived need as the mechanism linking inequality to increased risk taking. The author does not dispute the evidence we present for the role of perceived need, but proposes an additional mechanism linking inequality...
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Evidence of bias in assessment of fisheries management impacts [Biological Sciences]Melnychuk et al.’s comments in PNAS (1) that successful fisheries management requires the “capacity to limit fishing pressure” and “scientists are generally unanimous in calling for stronger management” echo comments made in many earlier publications. However, their conclusions about specific fisheries and management approaches lack credibility. Their analysis relies on...
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Reply to Slooten et al.: Viewing fisheries management challenges in a global context [Biological Sciences]Slooten et al. (1) claim the survey respondents from New Zealand, one of 28 countries considered in our paper in PNAS (2), were strongly biased toward the fishing industry. The six survey responses comprised a range of background experience: three government/science respondents (added here as coauthors), including the National Institute...
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Stratospheric ozone over the United States in summer linked to observations of convection and temperature via chlorine and bromine catalysis [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]We present observations defining (i) the frequency and depth of convective penetration of water into the stratosphere over the United States in summer using the Next-Generation Radar system; (ii) the altitude-dependent distribution of inorganic chlorine established in the same coordinate system as the radar observations; (iii) the high resolution temperature...
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Modeling gene regulation from paired expression and chromatin accessibility data [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The rapid increase of genome-wide datasets on gene expression, chromatin states, and transcription factor (TF) binding locations offers an exciting opportunity to interpret the information encoded in genomes and epigenomes. This task can be challenging as it requires joint modeling of context-specific activation of cis-regulatory elements (REs) and the effects...
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Mitochondrial dysfunction induced by a SH2 domain-targeting STAT3 inhibitor leads to metabolic synthetic lethality in cancer cells [Cell Biology]In addition to its canonical role in nuclear transcription, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is emerging as an important regulator of mitochondrial function. Here, we demonstrate that a novel inhibitor that binds with high affinity to the STAT3 SH2 domain triggers a complex cascade of events initiated...
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Neurog2 and Ascl1 together regulate a postmitotic derepression circuit to govern laminar fate specification in the murine neocortex [Developmental Biology]A derepression mode of cell-fate specification involving the transcriptional repressors Tbr1, Fezf2, Satb2, and Ctip2 operates in neocortical projection neurons to specify six layer identities in sequence. Less well understood is how laminar fate transitions are regulated in cortical progenitors. The proneural genes Neurog2 and Ascl1 cooperate in progenitors to...
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Probabilistic model predicts dynamics of vegetation biomass in a desert ecosystem in NW China [Ecology]The temporal dynamics of vegetation biomass are of key importance for evaluating the sustainability of arid and semiarid ecosystems. In these ecosystems, biomass and soil moisture are coupled stochastic variables externally driven, mainly, by the rainfall dynamics. Based on long-term field observations in northwestern (NW) China, we test a recently...
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Transposon mutagenesis identifies chromatin modifiers cooperating with Ras in thyroid tumorigenesis and detects ATXN7 as a cancer gene [Genetics]Oncogenic RAS mutations are present in 15–30% of thyroid carcinomas. Endogenous expression of mutant Ras is insufficient to initiate thyroid tumorigenesis in murine models, indicating that additional genetic alterations are required. We used Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon mutagenesis to identify events that cooperate with HrasG12V in thyroid tumor development. Random...
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An Exportin-1-dependent microRNA biogenesis pathway during human cell quiescence [Genetics]The reversible state of proliferative arrest known as “cellular quiescence” plays an important role in tissue homeostasis and stem cell biology. By analyzing the expression of miRNAs and miRNA-processing factors during quiescence in primary human fibroblasts, we identified a group of miRNAs that are induced during quiescence despite markedly reduced...
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Treatment with diphenyl-pyrazole compound anle138b/c reveals that {alpha}-synuclein protects melanoma cells from autophagic cell death [Medical Sciences]Recent epidemiological and clinical studies have reported a significantly increased risk for melanoma in people with Parkinson’s disease. Because no evidence could be obtained that genetic factors are the reason for the association between these two diseases, we hypothesized that of the three major Parkinson’s disease-related proteins—α-synuclein, LRRK2, and Parkin—α-synuclein...
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Reconstitution of a minimal machinery capable of assembling periplasmic type IV pili [Microbiology]Type IV pili (Tfp), which are key virulence factors in many bacterial pathogens, define a large group of multipurpose filamentous nanomachines widespread in Bacteria and Archaea. Tfp biogenesis is a complex multistep process, which relies on macromolecular assemblies composed of 15 conserved proteins in model gram-negative species. To improve our...
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High-mobility group box-1 as an autocrine trophic factor in white matter stroke [Neuroscience]Maintenance of white matter integrity in health and disease is critical for a variety of neural functions. Ischemic stroke in the white matter frequently results in degeneration of oligodendrocytes (OLs) and myelin. Previously, we found that toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) expressed in OLs provides cell-autonomous protective effects on ischemic OL...
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Dynamic changes in murine forebrain miR-211 expression associate with cholinergic imbalances and epileptiform activity [Neuroscience]Epilepsy is a common neurological disease, manifested in unprovoked recurrent seizures. Epileptogenesis may develop due to genetic or pharmacological origins or following injury, but it remains unclear how the unaffected brain escapes this susceptibility to seizures. Here, we report that dynamic changes in forebrain microRNA (miR)-211 in the mouse brain...
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Chemical probes to potently and selectively inhibit endocannabinoid cellular reuptake [Pharmacology]The extracellular effects of the endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-arachidonoyl glycerol are terminated by enzymatic hydrolysis after crossing cellular membranes by facilitated diffusion. The lack of potent and selective inhibitors for endocannabinoid transport has prevented the molecular characterization of this process, thus hindering its biochemical investigation and pharmacological exploitatio
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Crystal structure of tubulin tyrosine ligase-like 3 reveals essential architectural elements unique to tubulin monoglycylases [Biochemistry]Glycylation and glutamylation, the posttranslational addition of glycines and glutamates to genetically encoded glutamates in the intrinsically disordered tubulin C-terminal tails, are crucial for the biogenesis and stability of cilia and flagella and play important roles in metazoan development. Members of the diverse family of tubulin tyrosine ligase-like (TTLL) enzymes...
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Characterization of the macrocyclase involved in the biosynthesis of RiPP cyclic peptides in plants [Biochemistry]Enzymes that can catalyze the macrocyclization of linear peptide substrates have long been sought for the production of libraries of structurally diverse scaffolds via combinatorial gene assembly as well as to afford rapid in vivo screening methods. Orbitides are plant ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides (RiPPs) of various sizes...
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Crystal structures of the Burkholderia multivorans hopanoid transporter HpnN [Biochemistry]Strains of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are Gram-negative opportunisitic bacteria that are capable of causing serious diseases, mainly in immunocompromised individuals. Bcc pathogens are intrinsically resistant to multiple antibiotics, including β-lactams, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, and polymyxins. They are major pathogens in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and can cause sever
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Entropy in molecular recognition by proteins [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Molecular recognition by proteins is fundamental to molecular biology. Dissection of the thermodynamic energy terms governing protein–ligand interactions has proven difficult, with determination of entropic contributions being particularly elusive. NMR relaxation measurements have suggested that changes in protein conformational entropy can be quantitatively obtained through a dynamical proxy, but
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Solitary bees reduce investment in communication compared with their social relatives [Evolution]Social animals must communicate to define group membership and coordinate social organization. For social insects, communication is predominantly mediated through chemical signals, and as social complexity increases, so does the requirement for a greater diversity of signals. This relationship is particularly true for advanced eusocial insects, including ants, bees, and...
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Recent evolution of extreme cestode growth suppression by a vertebrate host [Evolution]Parasites can be a major cause of natural selection on hosts, which consequently evolve a variety of strategies to avoid, eliminate, or tolerate infection. When ecologically similar host populations present disparate infection loads, this natural variation can reveal immunological strategies underlying adaptation to infection and population divergence. For instance, the...
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Functional proteogenomics reveals biomarkers and therapeutic targets in lymphomas [Medical Sciences]Identification of biomarkers and therapeutic targets is a critical goal of precision medicine. N-glycoproteins are a particularly attractive class of proteins that constitute potential cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets for small molecules, antibodies, and cellular therapies. Using mass spectrometry (MS), we generated a compendium of 1,091 N-glycoproteins (from 40 human...
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Protein composition of the hepatitis A virus quasi-envelope [Microbiology]The Picornaviridae are a diverse family of RNA viruses including many pathogens of medical and veterinary importance. Classically considered “nonenveloped,” recent studies show that some picornaviruses, notably hepatitis A virus (HAV; genus Hepatovirus) and some members of the Enterovirus genus, are released from cells nonlytically in membranous vesicles. To better...
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Asymmetric distribution of type IV pili triggered by directional light in unicellular cyanobacteria [Microbiology]The type IV pili (T4P) system is a supermolecular machine observed in prokaryotes. Cells repeat the cycle of T4P extension, surface attachment, and retraction to drive twitching motility. Although the properties of T4P as a motor have been scrutinized with biophysics techniques, the mechanism of regulation remains unclear. Here we...
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Histamine modulation of the basal ganglia circuitry in the development of pathological grooming [Neuroscience]Aberrant histaminergic function has been proposed as a cause of tic disorders. A rare mutation in the enzyme that produces histamine (HA), histidine decarboxylase (HDC), has been identified in patients with Tourette syndrome (TS). Hdc knockout mice exhibit repetitive behavioral pathology and neurochemical characteristics of TS, establishing them as a...
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Sensorimotor integration on a rapid time scale [Neuroscience]Sensing is fundamental to the control of movement: From grasping objects to speech production, sensing guides action. So far, most of our knowledge about sensorimotor integration comes from visually guided reaching and oculomotor integration, in which the time course and trajectories of movements can be measured at a high temporal...
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Dapagliflozin suppresses glucagon signaling in rodent models of diabetes [Physiology]Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a class of antidiabetic drug used for the treatment of diabetes. These drugs are thought to lower blood glucose by blocking reabsorption of glucose by SGLT2 in the proximal convoluted tubules of the kidney. To investigate the effect of inhibiting SGLT2 on pancreatic hormones,...
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Phosphorylation and negative regulation of CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 by PINOID in Arabidopsis [Plant Biology]CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 (COP1) plays crucial roles in various cellular processes via its E3 ubiquitin ligase activity in organisms, ranging from fungi to humans. As a key component in regulating various biological events, COP1 itself is precisely controlled at multiple layers. Here, we report a negative regulator of COP1, PINOID...
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Establishment of a vernalization requirement in Brachypodium distachyon requires REPRESSOR OF VERNALIZATION1 [Plant Biology]A requirement for vernalization, the process by which prolonged cold exposure provides competence to flower, is an important adaptation to temperate climates that ensures flowering does not occur before the onset of winter. In temperate grasses, vernalization results in the up-regulation of VERNALIZATION1 (VRN1) to establish competence to flower; however,...
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Temperature variability is integrated by a spatially embedded decision-making center to break dormancy in Arabidopsis seeds [Plant Biology]Plants perceive and integrate information from the environment to time critical transitions in their life cycle. Some mechanisms underlying this quantitative signal processing have been described, whereas others await discovery. Seeds have evolved a mechanism to integrate environmental information by regulating the abundance of the antagonistically acting hormones abscisic acid...
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Dynamics of avian haemosporidian assemblages through millennial time scales inferred from insular biotas of the West Indies [Population Biology]Although introduced hemosporidian (malaria) parasites (Apicomplexa: Haemosporida) have hastened the extinction of endemic bird species in the Hawaiian Islands and perhaps elsewhere, little is known about the temporal dynamics of endemic malaria parasite populations. Haemosporidian parasites do not leave informative fossils, and records of population change are lacking beyond a...
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Origin of rice domestication 3D image of rice bulliform phytolith from the Shangshan site. Researchers have previously reported that microscopic bodies of silica, called phytoliths, from rice (Oryza saliva L.) found at the Shangshan site in the Lower Yangtze of China might represent the earliest example of rice cultivation. However,...
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Social determinants of health and the International Monetary Fund [Economic Sciences]Education is considered an important social determinant of health (1, 2). Higher levels of educational attainment appear to be health-enhancing for those who have them (3), and provide intergenerational health benefits for their children (4) as well as their parents (5). Increased knowledge and skills leading to higher wages, as...
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Sensory and cognitive adaptations to social living in insect societies [Evolution]A key question in evolutionary biology is to explain the causes and consequences of the so-called “major transitions in evolution,” which resulted in the progressive evolution of cells, organisms, and animal societies (1–3). Several studies, for example, have now aimed to determine which suite of adaptive changes occurred following the...
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Assessing elements of an extended evolutionary synthesis for plant domestication and agricultural origin research [Anthropology]The development of agricultural societies, one of the most transformative events in human and ecological history, was made possible by plant and animal domestication. Plant domestication began 12,000–10,000 y ago in a number of major world areas, including the New World tropics, Southwest Asia, and China, during a period of...
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Dating rice remains through phytolith carbon-14 study reveals domestication at the beginning of the Holocene [Anthropology]Phytolith remains of rice (Oryza sativa L.) recovered from the Shangshan site in the Lower Yangtze of China have previously been recognized as the earliest examples of rice cultivation. However, because of the poor preservation of macroplant fossils, many radiocarbon dates were derived from undifferentiated organic materials in pottery sherds....
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Ambient nitrogen reduction cycle using a hybrid inorganic-biological system [Applied Biological Sciences]We demonstrate the synthesis of NH3 from N2 and H2O at ambient conditions in a single reactor by coupling hydrogen generation from catalytic water splitting to a H2-oxidizing bacterium Xanthobacter autotrophicus, which performs N2 and CO2 reduction to solid biomass. Living cells of X. autotrophicus may be directly applied as...
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Catalytic-site design for inverse heavy-enzyme isotope effects in human purine nucleoside phosphorylase [Biochemistry]Heavy-enzyme isotope effects (15N-, 13C-, and 2H-labeled protein) explore mass-dependent vibrational modes linked to catalysis. Transition path-sampling (TPS) calculations have predicted femtosecond dynamic coupling at the catalytic site of human purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP). Coupling is observed in heavy PNPs, where slowed barrier crossing caused a normal heavy-enzyme isotope effect...
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Phage display and kinetic selection of antibodies that specifically inhibit amyloid self-replication [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The aggregation of the amyloid β peptide (Aβ) into amyloid fibrils is a defining characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. Because of the complexity of this aggregation process, effective therapeutic inhibitors will need to target the specific microscopic steps that lead to the production of neurotoxic species. We introduce a strategy for...
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Manipulating the ABCs of self-assembly via low-{chi} block polymer design [Chemistry]Block polymer self-assembly typically translates molecular chain connectivity into mesoscale structure by exploiting incompatible blocks with large interaction parameters (χij). In this article, we demonstrate that the converse approach, encoding low-χ interactions in ABC bottlebrush triblock terpolymers (χAC ≲ 0), promotes organization into a unique mixed-domain lamellar morphology, which we...
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Stability of ferrous-iron-rich bridgmanite under reducing midmantle conditions [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Our current understanding of the electronic state of iron in lower-mantle minerals leads to a considerable disagreement in bulk sound speed with seismic measurements if the lower mantle has the same composition as the upper mantle (pyrolite). In the modeling studies, the content and oxidation state of Fe in the...
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Mio-Pliocene aridity in the south-central Andes associated with Southern Hemisphere cold periods [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Although Earth’s climate history is best known through marine records, the corresponding continental climatic conditions drive the evolution of terrestrial life. Continental conditions during the latest Miocene are of particular interest because global faunal turnover is roughly synchronous with a period of global glaciation from ∼6.2–5.5 Ma and with the...
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Consequences of rapid ice sheet melting on the Sahelian population vulnerability [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]The acceleration of ice sheet melting has been observed over the last few decades. Recent observations and modeling studies have suggested that the ice sheet contribution to future sea level rise could have been underestimated in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. The ensuing freshwater discharge coming from...
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Future of fundamental discovery in US biomedical research [Economic Sciences]Young researchers are crucially important for basic science as they make unexpected, fundamental discoveries. Since 1982, we find a steady drop in the number of grant-eligible basic-science faculty [principal investigators (PIs)] younger than 46. This fall occurred over a 32-y period when inflation-corrected congressional funds for NIH almost tripled. During...
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News Feature: Radiation redux [Immunology and Inflammation]Could traditional radiation treatments work in concert with immunotherapy to mount a more effective assault on cancer? When Michael Postow started his fellowship training in medical oncology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in 2010, he wasn’t familiar with the term “abscopal.” Coined decades before he was born...
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Effect of water flow and chemical environment on microbiota growth and composition in the human colon [Microbiology]The human gut harbors a dynamic microbial community whose composition bears great importance for the health of the host. Here, we investigate how colonic physiology impacts bacterial growth, which ultimately dictates microbiota composition. Combining measurements of bacterial physiology with analysis of published data on human physiology into a quantitative, comprehensive...
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Impact of nutrition on social decision making [Neuroscience]Food intake is essential for maintaining homeostasis, which is necessary for survival in all species. However, food intake also impacts multiple biochemical processes that influence our behavior. Here, we investigate the causal relationship between macronutrient composition, its bodily biochemical impact, and a modulation of human social decision making. Across two...
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Finally making sense of the double-slit experiment [Physics]Feynman stated that the double-slit experiment “…has in it the heart of quantum mechanics. In reality, it contains the only mystery” and that “nobody can give you a deeper explanation of this phenomenon than I have given; that is, a description of it” [Feynman R, Leighton R, Sands M (1965)...
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Impact of International Monetary Fund programs on child health [Population Biology]Parental education is located at the center of global efforts to improve child health. In a developing-country context, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) plays a crucial role in determining how governments allocate scarce resources to education and public health interventions. Under reforms mandated by IMF structural adjustment programs, it may...
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Offspring of parents who were separated and not speaking to one another have reduced resistance to the common cold as adults [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Exposure to parental separation or divorce during childhood has been associated with an increased risk for physical morbidity during adulthood. Here we tested the hypothesis that this association is primarily attributable to separated parents who do not communicate with each other. We also examined whether early exposure to separated parents...
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Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparities in officer respect [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Using footage from body-worn cameras, we analyze the respectfulness of police officer language toward white and black community members during routine traffic stops. We develop computational linguistic methods that extract levels of respect automatically from transcripts, informed by a thin-slicing study of participant ratings of officer utterances. We find that...
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Secular rise in economically valuable personality traits [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Although trends in many physical characteristics and cognitive capabilities of modern humans are well-documented, less is known about how personality traits have evolved over time. We analyze data from a standardized personality test administered to 79% of Finnish men born between 1962 and 1976 (n = 419,523) and find steady...
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Adaptive self-organization of Bali’s ancient rice terraces [Sustainability Science]Spatial patterning often occurs in ecosystems as a result of a self-organizing process caused by feedback between organisms and the physical environment. Here, we show that the spatial patterns observable in centuries-old Balinese rice terraces are also created by feedback between farmers’ decisions and the ecology of the paddies, which...
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Ecosystem-based management and the wealth of ecosystems [Sustainability Science]We merge inclusive wealth theory with ecosystem-based management (EBM) to address two challenges in the science of sustainable management of ecosystems. First, we generalize natural capital theory to approximate realized shadow prices for multiple interacting natural capital stocks (species) making up an ecosystem. These prices enable ecosystem components to be...
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The story of music is the story of humansHow did music begin? Did our early ancestors first start by beating things together to create rhythm, or use their voices to sing? What types of instruments did they use? Has music always been important in human society, and if so, why? These are some of the questions explored in a new article. The answers reveal that the story of music is, in many ways, the story of humans.
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Hiding true self harms career and sense of belongingHiding your true self at work can damage your career and reduce your sense of belonging in the workplace, a new study suggests.
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Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study showsRain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.
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Mechanism behind bowel paralysis after surgery revealedIn the days following abdominal surgery, patients' intestinal contents pass more slowly or not at all. New research has now shown that this phenomenon -- known as post-operative ileus or bowel paralysis -- is not caused by the cells previously identified as the main players. Quite the opposite, in fact: the cells even help restore bowel function. The findings are very important for further researc
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New adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regionsResearchers have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions of the central nervous system in an very controlled fashion. The study was published on Nature Neuroscience and it represents a first step toward low invasiveness devices for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and
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Trump Appears to Fault Obama, Calls Otto Warmbier's Death a 'Disgrace' Updated ay 5:21 p.m. President Trump said Tuesday had Otto Warmbier been “brought home sooner, I think the results would have been a lot different”—a pointed criticism of the Obama administration’s approach to the case of the University of Virginia student who died Monday in Ohio after spending the last several months in a coma in North Korea. “It’s a disgrace what happened to Otto,” said Trump,
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NASA examines potential tropical or sub-tropical storm affecting Gulf statesNASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over a developing low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico and gathered two days of rainfall and storm height information. The disturbance could become Tropical or Sub-tropical Storm Cindy in the next couple days.
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IgE er vanskelig at bruge som målestok for penicillinallergi Kvantitet af IgE betyder ikke noget for den kliniske reaktion hos patienter med penicillinallergi, viser dansk studie præsenteret på EAACI.
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Board game helps Mexican coffee farmers grasp complex ecological interactionsA chess-like board game developed by University of Michigan researchers helps small-scale Mexican coffee farmers better understand the complex interactions between the insects and fungi that live on their plants—and how some of those creatures can help provide natural pest control.
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Simple method measures how long bacteria can wait out antibioticsA growing number of pathogens are developing resistance to one or more antibiotics, threatening our ability to treat infectious diseases. According to a study published June 20th in Biophysical Journal, a simple new method for measuring the time it takes to kill a bacterial population could improve the ability of clinicians to effectively treat antimicrobial-tolerant strains that are on the path t
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Fighting a destructive crop disease with mathematicsAn international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Hidden Brain: Terror Strikes And An Attacker's Identity Research shows people are more likely to label an attack as terrorism if the perpetrator is Muslim. Terrorist attacks committed by Muslims receive more coverage than those not committed by Muslims. (Image credit: David McNew /AFP/Getty Images)
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Why Six HIV Experts Just Resigned From Trump's AIDS Advisory Council Image: AP Over the weekend, six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned in protest of the American Health Care Act bill, saying Trump “doesn’t care” about people living with HIV. Founded in 1995, PACHA advises the president and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on healthcare policies that will combat the spread of HIV and help people living with the viru
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One of the Best Batman Movies Ever Made Is Finally Coming to Blu-Ray GIF If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for Batman: Mask of the Phantasm to get a high-definition release, you can finally exhale. The classic animated movie will finally be out on Blu-Ray soon. Announced on the Warner Archive Collection Facebook and Twitter accounts page, the release is a new 1080p remaster of the 1993 Bat-film. There’s no official info on release timing but these announc
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Scientists warn of asteroid dangerA leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.
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Changing how solar power rollsTraditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges. An experiment that recently arrived at the International Space Station will test a new solar array design that rolls up to form a compact cylinder for launch with significantly less mass and volume, potentially offering substantial cost savings as well as an increase in power f
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Sweden commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2045 with new lawA climate plan backed by an overwhelming majority in parliament makes Sweden the first country to significantly upgrade its target since the Paris agreement
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More people than ever are taking way too much vitamin D Health You might have a deficiency, but overdosing isn’t the answer. Vitamins seem like one of those things you can't have too much of—but not this one.
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This handsome, classic Withings Activité Steel activity tracker watch is now half price Sponsored Post This smartwatch has a battery life of 8 months and works independently of your smartphone. The Withings Activité Steel activity tracker watch is now half price. This smartwatch has a battery life of 8 months and works independently of your smartphone. Read…
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Fighting a destructive crop disease with mathematicsAn international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.
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San Diego team tests best delivery mode for potential HIV vaccineFor decades, HIV has successfully evaded all efforts to create an effective vaccine but researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) are steadily inching closer. Their latest study, published in the current issue of Immunity, demonstrates that optimizing the mode and timing of vaccine delivery is crucial to inducing a protective i
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Communication between nervous & immune systems detailed in New Feinstein InstituteSangeeta S. Chavan, PhD, Valentin A. Pavlov, PhD, and Kevin J. Tracey, MD, president and CEO of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health, have completed a detailed analysis of how the nervous and immune systems communicate with each other, which will help to develop novel medications and bioelectronic medicine devices to treat disease and injury. The analysis is published t
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Simple method measures how long bacteria can wait out antibioticsA growing number of pathogens are developing resistance to one or more antibiotics, threatening our ability to treat infectious diseases. According to a study published June 20 in Biophysical Journal, a simple new method for measuring the time it takes to kill a bacterial population could improve the ability of clinicians to effectively treat antimicrobial-tolerant strains that are on the path to
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Ancient Oak's Youthful Genome Surprises BiologistsDNA of a 234-year-old tree has few mutations, giving weight to idea that plants protect their stem cells -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8 new skills you can learn by watching YouTube DIY Let video be your guide. Press pause on the cat clips and music videos for a moment—because YouTube also streams tons of educational guides and tutorials.
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Dagens Medicin

Immunterapi i lymfeknuder har god effekt hos græspollenallergikere Dansk studie viser signifikant reduktion i symptomer og medicinforbrug blandt græspollenallergikere, der får behandling med immunterapi direkte i lymfeknuder.
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Dagens Medicin

Vedligeholdelsesbehandling afgørende for succes med desensibilisering af fødevareallergikere Personer med fødevareallergi, der har gennemgået desensibilisering, skal fortsætte med at indtage allergenet for at vedligeholde effekten, viser italiensk studie på EAACI.
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Efteruddannelse og etablering af allergicentre skal løfte den nationale allergibehandling Mens der bliver stadig længere mellem de danske allergispecialister, har regionerne siden nedlæggelsen af specialet i 2004 tøvet med at bruge penge på at efteruddanne speciallæger til opgaven
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NASA's Safe2Ditch Lets Damaged Drones Land SafelyThe system detects problems in flight, and helps the unmanned aircraft get back to the ground.
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How Could A Makeshift Raft Cause This Much Drama? | Naked and Afraid XL #NakedAndAfraidXL | Sundays at 11/10c Fernando gets caught up in the middle of an argument between Amber and Chance over a raft. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: https://www.discoverygo.com/naked-and-afraid-xl More info: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/naked-and-afraid-xl/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nakedan
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Dracula Will Be the Next TV Show From the Creators of Sherlock Universal The BBC is in the very early stages of bringing a live-action Dracula series based on Bram Stoker’s novel to television with the help of Sherlock co-creators and producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. According to Variety , Moffat and Gatiss plan on adapting the untitled Dracula project much in the same way that the pair did Sherlock —as a very short miniseries of feature-length episo
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ESA boss urges action on 'ticking timebombs' in Earth orbitA European Space Agency director urged nations Tuesday to unlock concealed data on the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk, or "ticking time bombs" threatening spacecraft in Earth orbit.
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Apple seeks to void patent claims, fees in Qualcomm disputeApple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm's patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads.
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Delta adds facial recognition kiosks at Twin Cities airportDelta Air Lines says it is the first U.S. airline to use facial recognition technology to speed the process of checking baggage.
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Video: The chemistry of olive oilWhether you sop it up with bread or use it to boost your cooking, olive oil is awesome.
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High Chair PhilosophersToddlers understand more than you might think about scientific inquiry -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles researchA new technique could have significant implications in the development of micromotors and optical devices for use in solar cell optics, report researchers.
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Boyhood violence victims are more likely to commit similar acts on intimate partners60 percent of college-aged men reported being both victims and perpetrators of violence with an intimate partner in the year before their participation in a new study.
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Familiar faces look happier than unfamiliar onesPeople tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research.
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Enhanced photocatalytic activity by Cu2O nanoparticles integrated H2Ti3O7 nanotubesCompositing Cu2O nanoparticles with H2Ti3O7 nanotubes provides an effective strategy to reduce the bandgap energy and the recombination of photo-generated electrons and holes. There is an obvious synergistic effect between guest nanoparticles and host nanotubes due to the interaction to form heterojunction struction, which will enhance photocatalytic oxidation performance for removal of EM due to
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Nanoparticle based contrast agent developed for dual modal imaging of cancerDual modal imaging which shares the advantages of two imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging and optical imaging, has the ability to produce images with higher spatial resolution and higher sensitivity. Contrast agents having both magnetic and optical properties identifies the cancer cells efficiently. Europium doped gadolinium oxide nanorods were synthesized and subsequently coated
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Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic casesHealth evices may reveal time and cause of death when autopsy fails, a new report suggests.
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Queen's University scientist warns of asteroid dangerA leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.
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UAlberta program found to lessen depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in youthA University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth has been found in a new study to significantly lessen cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The EMPATHY program ran in public schools in Red Deer, Alberta from 2013 to 2015 and was offered to more than 6,000 youth in grades six through 12.
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People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptomsA late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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First randomized controlled trial of DBS for chronic pain shows promiseDeep brain stimulation (DBS) of the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule is safe and feasible in addressing the affective component of pain in patients with post-stroke pain syndrome.Cleveland Clinic investigators reported findings from the first prospective, randomized, controlled trial of DBS for neuropathic pain in a presentation at the 2017 annual scientific meeting of the Am
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Board game helps Mexican coffee farmers grasp complex ecological interactionsA chess-like board game developed by University of Michigan researchers helps small-scale Mexican coffee farmers better understand the complex interactions between the insects and fungi that live on their plants -- and how some of those creatures can help provide natural pest control.
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Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth's radiation beltsAn international team of scientists recently discovered the role that hot electrons may play in the waves and fluctuations detected by satellites. The research team reports its findings this week in Physics of Plasmas. Their results are based on data collected by the Van Allen Probes, twin robotic spacecraft launched by NASA in 2012 to help scientists better understand these belt regions.
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Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's diseaseAfter years of living with Parkinson's Disease approximately 25% of patients experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A new research tool may help predict a patient's risk for developing dementia and could enable clinical trials aimed at finding treatments to prevent the cognitive effects of the disease.
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Photos: Ancient Cat Remains Tell the Tale of Kitty DomesticationNeolithic farmers in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) domesticated cats about 10,000 years ago to keep vermin at bay, and the kitties, so to speak, went viral on the world stage after that.
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RAND: 'Principal pipelines' to develop leaders may be affordable way to improve schools'Principal Pipelines' to Develop School Leaders May Be Affordable Way to Improve Schools, RAND Corporation Finds
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Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth's radiation beltsEncircling the Earth, within its magnetosphere, are two concentric, doughnut-shaped radiation belts known as the Van Allen belts. The Van Allen belts swell and recede in response to incoming energy from the sun, sometimes billowing far enough to expose orbiting satellites and other spacecraft to damaging radiation that can disrupt electronic communications and navigation signals, as well as electr
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Scientists turbocharge high-resolution, 3-D imagingYou may not have heard of optical coherence tomography, or OCT. But if you've visited an ophthalmologist recently, chances are your eye came within an inch or two of a scanning device employing the technology. Tens of thousands of these devices are in place in doctors' offices, where they're widely used to check for eye diseases.
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Today's Best Deals: Portal Router, Carpet Cleaner, Sport-Brella XL, and More A router designed for apartment dwellers , a 2-in-1 carpet cleaner , and the last Lightning cable you’ll ever need lead off Tuesday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals The past year or so has seen a welcome deluge of Wi-Fi router innovation, and Portal seems to be one of the best newcomers in the space, particularly for smaller dwelling
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The Human Genome Was Never Completely SequencedThe effort completed in 2003 used the best technology available but now scientists could do more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-year-old prosthesisIt is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The find is almost 3000 years old and was discovered in a female burial from the necropolis of Sheikh ´Abd el-Qurna close to Luxor. This area is currently being studied using state-of-the-art methods.
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New insights into formation of non-pathological amyloidsA team of scientists collaborated on a study of functional amyloids -protein aggregates with the typical amyloid structure that do not lead to disease but rather serve a dedicated biological function.
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New disease gene for axon degeneration identified through international gene matchingA new disease gene has been identified for early-onset axonal neuropathy and mild intellectual disability through an international research network, which was brought together by “Tinder for geneticists”.
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The chemistry of olive oil (video)Whether you have it with bread or use it to cook, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry can make or break a product. Extra virgin olive oil is the most expensive (and most delicious) variety, in part thanks to its low acidity. And peppery notes are thanks to antioxidants that contribute to olive oil's healthy reputation. Check out the latest Reactions video for more olive oil chemistry: htt
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Applying continuous airway pressure improves respiratory and survival rates in childrenA new study found that applying continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreased mortality in children with respiratory distress. Findings from the trial in Ghana indicated that the procedure especially benefitted children less than one year of age, confirmed that no serious adverse events were associated with the treatment, and is a step forward in treatin
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Exhausted immune cells linked to irritable bowel syndromeResearchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients.
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African plant extract offers new hope for Alzheimer'sA plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's disease, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found.
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RAND: 'Principal pipelines' to develop leaders may be affordable way to improve schoolsImproving school leadership by better selecting, training and evaluating principals can be an affordable option for school districts that aim to reduce turnover and improve schools, according to a new report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation.The first-of-its kind study examined how six large urban school districts are investing in their leaders. Researchers found that improving school
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Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent childrenResearchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you're getting your lutein, a pigment found in green leafy vegetables that is known to accumulate in the brain. Two new studies find that children with higher lutein levels in the eye tend to do better than others on tests of cognition and academic achievement, even after accounting for other factors known to influence academic performance s
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City rats: Why scientists are not hot on their tailsResearchers argue they need greater access to urban properties if they are to win the war against rats.
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Blink and You'll Miss These Lightning Fast, Blood-Thirsty Sumo Bots Fighting GIF It’s assumed that when robots one day replace humans in boxing and ultimate fighting bouts, the ensuing battles will be like watching a real-life Transformers movie play out. But these tiny sumo robots tell a different story, with lightning fast fights that are over almost as quickly as they begin. YouTuber Robert McGregor spliced together years of Japanese sumo robots at war, each programmed
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How duck feathers could inspire warmer raincoats Drops of water bouncing off water-resistant materials land on the fabric long enough to transfer heat, and, surprisingly, smaller droplets transfer more of their heat than larger ones, new research shows. The finding, based in part on examining duck feathers in the rain, could lead to a better understanding of how to use materials to control heat exchange, useful for warmer raincoats or water-rep
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The Quantum Computer Factory That’s Taking on Google and IBMWho says Silicon Valley doesn’t fund real technology any more?
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Why the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Shouldn't Spark Monopoly FearsAntitrust law is in Amazon's favor, but activists argue that regulators don't understand the full power of tech platforms.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

No evidence of gender bias in philosophyDespite being a male-dominated field, a recent study has found no evidence for gender bias against women in philosophy, in terms of securing tenure-track positions as college professors. Good news, but why aren't there more women in philosophy?
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Are current efforts to combat terrorism actually increasing the risk of future attacks?A public health perspective of the rise in terrorism and violent radicalization points to social determinants of health including discrimination, social isolation, and stigmatization of groups such as Muslims or Arab American as factors that can make people more vulnerable to extremist influences. The social determinants and risk factors for violent radicalization that contribute to terrorist acti
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Geus: Overhængende risiko for nyt fjeldskred i GrønlandDet er uvist, om der sker et nyt skred i morgen, om 20 eller om 100 år. Men fjeldet er ustabilt, konstaterer Geus, bl.a. ud fra en minutiøs kortlægning af området ved hjælp af 3D-billeder.
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10 Real-Life Technologies That Will Turn You Into a SuperheroWhether you're looking to scale skyscrapers like Spider-Man or wish you could have Wolverine's amazing powers of self-healing, researchers are devising ways to bring extraordinary abilities to the average mortal.
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Scientists develop innovative, atomic resonance-based method to measure electric fieldsIn the last decades, mobile phones and other wireless devices have become central features of life around the globe. These devices radiate varied amounts of electromagnetic energy and thus project electric fields into the surrounding space. It is crucial to the design and deployment of these devices that they have accurate and traceable measurements for electric fields and radiated power. Until re
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Dinosaurs got an evolutionary assist from huge volcanic eruptions Science Blown away. In a plot straight out of Game of Thrones, dinosaur ancestors managed to claw their way to greatness by climbing a mountain of bloodshed, aided by a force of nature.
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Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climateOcean circulation patterns have a profound effect on global climate. Waves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing this circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate over an uneven ocean bottom. The internal waves that are generated by this process stir and mix the ocean, bringing cold, deep water to the surface to be warmed by the sun.
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Cow herd behavior is fodder for complex systems analysisThe image of grazing cows in a field has long conjured up a romantic nostalgia about a relaxed pace of rural life. With closer inspection, however, researchers have recognized that what appears to be a randomly dispersed herd peacefully eating grass is in fact a complex system of individuals in a group facing differing tensions. A team of mathematicians and a biologist has now built a mathematical
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Illuminating a better way to calculate excitation energyGlow sticks, like those brandished by trick-or-treaters and partygoers, light up due to excited electrons of the molecules in the contained fluorescent dye. Electrons accept the exciting energy from a chemical reaction that results when an inner tube in the glow stick is cracked and two fluids come into contact. After exciting to a higher energy level, they relax back to a lower energy by releasin
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A unique data center for cosmological simulationsScientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have established 'Cosmowebportal', a unique data center for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding
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Researchers experiment with geometric factors to maximize plasma jet lengthBursts of plasma, called plasma jets, have numerous uses ranging from the development of more efficient engines, which could one day send spacecraft to Mars, to industrial uses like spraying nanomaterial coatings on 3-D objects.
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New report looks at integrating frailty research into care as we ageThough it is one of the most frequently used health indicators as more and more of us age, frailty -- the medical term for increased vulnerability to declines in health or a loss of independence -- remains under-studied and under-utilized, so say researchers reporting on a prestigious conference hosted by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), with support
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Familiar faces look happier than unfamiliar onesIt's a cheesy pick-up line: 'Haven't I seen you somewhere before?' It might also be something that profoundly alters how we perceive other people. According to research from UC San Diego, familiar faces look happier to us than unfamiliar ones, even when faces are objectively expressing the same emotion to the same degree.
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City rats: Why scientists are not hot on their tailsResearchers argue they need greater access to urban properties if they are to win the war against rats. People around the world denounce rats for fouling foods, spreading disease, starting fires, and even disabling motor vehicles. One might assume because of the threat city rats pose to health and safety, scientists would be hot on their tails--tracking every movement, monitoring each disease they
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Modeling Gulf War illness: Knowing the cause of brain dysfunction is key to finding a cureWhen hundreds of thousands of American troops deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991 in the First Gulf War, they were exposed to a variety of chemicals. These chemicals -- especially when coupled with war-related stress -- seem to still be affecting nearly 200,000 Gulf War veterans -- or 25 to 32 percent of those who served--more than 25 years later, and the constellation of resulting sympt
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Stanford scientists turbocharge high-resolution, 3-D imagingStanford scientists have found a relatively simple, low-cost fix that substantially improves images obtained via a widely used optical scanning technique, opening the door to 'virtual biopsies.'
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Getting the biggest bang out of plasma jetsCapillary discharge plasma jets are created by a large current that passes through a low-density gas in what is called a capillary chamber. The gas ionizes and turns into plasma. When plasma expands in the capillary chamber due to arc energy heating, plasma ejects from the capillary nozzle forming the plasma jet. This week in Review of Scientific Instruments, a study examines how the dimensions of
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Increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplementsFrom 1999 through 2014 the number of US adults taking daily vitamin D supplements above the recommended levels increased, and 3 percent of the population exceeded the daily upper limit considered to possibly pose a risk of adverse effects, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Screening for obesity in children and adolescents recommendedThe US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight. The report appears in the June 20 issue of JAMA.
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Age-specific overall risk of breast, ovarian cancer among women with BRCA1/2 genetic mutationsResearchers conducted an analysis that included nearly 10,000 women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations to estimate the age-specific risk of breast or ovarian cancer for women with these mutations, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Internet-based weight-loss program for low-income women after child birthAn internet-based weight loss program was effective in promoting significant weight loss in low-income postpartum women over 12 months, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Wave beams mix and stir the ocean to create climateWaves deep within the ocean play an important role in establishing ocean circulation, arising when tidal currents oscillate over an uneven ocean bottom. The internal waves generated by this process stir and mix the ocean, bringing cold, deep water to the surface to be warmed by the sun. This week in Physics of Fluids, investigators how to tell which way internal waves will go. The proposed theory
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New metrology technique measures electric fieldsIt is crucial that mobile phones and other wireless devices -- so prevalent today -- have accurate and traceable measurements for electric fields and radiated power. Until recently, however, it wasn't possible to build self-calibrating probes that could generate independent and absolute measurements of these. To address this, researchers have developed a method to measure electric fields and a pro
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Family history and location of genetic fault affect risk for carriers of cancer genesA large scale study of women carrying faults in important cancer genes should enable doctors to provide better advice and counselling for treatments and lifestyle changes aimed at reducing this risk.
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Illuminating a better way to calculate excitation energyIn a new study appearing this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics, researchers demonstrate a new method to calculate excitation energies. They used a new approach based on density functional methods, which use an atom-by-atom approach to calculate electronic interactions. By analyzing a benchmark set of small molecules and oligomers, their functional produced more accurate estimates of excitat
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Cow herd behavior is fodder for complex systems analysisWith closer inspection, researchers have recognized that what appears to be a randomly dispersed herd peacefully eating grass is in fact a complex system of individuals in a group facing differing tensions. A team of mathematicians and a biologist has now built a mathematical model that incorporates a cost function to behavior in such a herd to understand the dynamics of such systems.
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The Growing U.S.-Iran Proxy Fight in Syria On Sunday evening, a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian jet after it bombed American-backed rebels in northern Syria. This marked the first time the United States has downed a Syrian warplane since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011. On Tuesday, the Pentagon announced that the United States had shot down an Iranian-made drone in the country’s southeast, where American personnel have been
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The Atlantic

Better Call Saul Finally, Tragically, Ignites Change The first season of Better Call Saul ended with Jimmy McGill expressing some regrets. The ever-striving public defender pulled his yellow Suzuki Esteem up to the booth of the parking attendant/fixer Mike Ehrmantraut and recalled to him that they’d both recently had their hands on $1.6 million in stolen cash. Why in the world hadn’t they kept it? “I remember you saying something about doing the ri
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Tesla Driver In Fatal Florida Crash Got Numerous Warnings To Take Control Back From Autopilot Photo: Florida Highway Patrol investigators Joshua Brown, the Tesla driver killed last year while using the semi-autonomous Autopilot mode on his Model S, received several visual and audio warnings to take control of the vehicle before he was killed, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. Despite the warnings, Brown kept his hands off the wheel before colliding with
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‘Pressure cook’ food waste to make fuel faster A two-step method that includes hydrothermal liquefaction and anaerobic digestion can speed up the process of making biofuel from food waste while reducing carbon use, new research suggests. “Food waste should have a high value. We’re treating it as a resource, and we’re making marketable products out of it,” says lead author Roy Posmanik, a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University. “Food wa
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Dad Regrets Buying Kids Something More Interesting Than He Is Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo A dad in Colorado bought his tweens smartphones and now he regrets it. This is not an uncommon sentiment from parents. My mom regretted buying my brother a Nokia in 2001, buying my sister an old car in 1997, and on more than on occasion she’s regretted bringing me into the world . But most parents bottle up their regret and save it for holiday meals. Tim Farnum of Colora
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Hawking urges Moon landing to 'elevate humanity'Prof Stephen Hawking has called for leading nations to send astronauts to the Moon by the end of this decade.
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Mathematicians Decode the Surprising Complexity of Cow HerdsA model shows that cow herds may be extremely dynamic, secretly contentious gatherings of warring interests.
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Penn study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decayIn early childhood caries, a severe form of tooth decay that affects more than a third of toddlers in the US, yeast often partners with bacteria to form an intractable biofilm. New research led by Hyun (Michel) Koo and Geelsu Hwang of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reveals the mechanisms and suggests a way to block the interaction and reduce plaque.
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Losing train of thought or it's hard to multi-task? You may be having one drink too manyImpairments using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks are linked with one's frequency of alcohol or drug use. A new study shows that cognitive impairments constitute a broader problem among substance users in the US general population. This is the first study to find associations between deficits in attention with frequency of binge drinking and use of marijuana, c
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Are current efforts to combat terrorism actually increasing the risk of future attacks?A public health perspective of the rise in terrorism and violent radicalization points to social determinants of health including discrimination, social isolation, and stigmatization of groups such as Muslims or Arab American as factors that can make people more vulnerable to extremist influences.
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NAMS 2017 position statement updates guidelines for hormone therapy useA position statement on the use of hormone therapy for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has been published online in Menopause. 'The goal of the Society's position statement is to provide excellent, evidence-based, current clinical recommendations to menopause practitioners for the improvement of care for women depending on them to help relieve m
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Europe selects grand gravity missionAfter decades in the planning, a space mission to detect gravitational waves finally gets the go-ahead.
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Watching a Banana Slug Munch a Bunch of Salad Greens Will Soothe Your Soul GIF Banana slugs are slow. Like, ridiculously slow. Watching them eat is tantamount to watching paint dry, which is why Canadian photographer R. Jeanette Martin wisely set her phone to record in timelapse mode when she encountered a particularly hungry mollusk in her garden. Martin, who hails from Garbiola Island in British Columbia, was walking her dog when she stumbled upon the snail, who was m
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European Court Says Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Is Discriminatory The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Tuesday against a Russian law barring the promotion of “gay propaganda” among minors, which the court labeled discriminatory and encouraging of homophobia. “Given the vagueness of the terminology used and the potentially unlimited scope of their application, these provisions are open to abuse in individual cases, as evidenced in the three applicatio
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Using the Sound of Nuclear Energy Using the Sound of Nuclear Energy A simple idea based on a high school experiment could be a warning signal ahead of a nuclear meltdown. Using the Sound of Nuclear Energy Video of Using the Sound of Nuclear Energy Technology Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:30 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- Natural disasters can happen anywhere in the world at any time. According to Federal Emergency
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No evidence of gender bias in philosophyDespite being a male-dominated field, a recent study found no evidence for gender bias against women in philosophy, in terms of securing tenure-track positions as college professors. So why are there less women in philosophy overall? Some studies show that less women are choosing to major in philosophy at the undergraduate level, and so other factors may be turning them off the discipline at an ea
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A unique data center for cosmological simulationsScientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have established 'Cosmowebportal', a unique data center for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding
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Steaming fish eliminates more cyanotoxins than boiling itSteaming freshwater fish for more than two minutes reduces the presence of cylindrospermopsin, a cyanotoxin, by up to 26 percent. However, if boiled, the reduction is smaller, 18 percent, with the corresponding increase in risk for the consumer. Another important conclusion from their research was that these biotoxins, which are harmful for the body, pass into the water that has been used for cook
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Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman empireSkeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still bore distinct physical differences to one another -- though the same could not be said of the area around Rome itself.
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Plant reveals anti-Alzheimer's compoundsJapanese scientists have developed a method to isolate and identify active compounds in plant medicines, which accurately accounts for drug behavior in the body. Using the technique, they have identified several active compounds from Drynaria Rhizome, a traditional plant medicine, which improve memory and reduce disease characteristics in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
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New findings reverse hypothesis of GABA neurodevelopment in schizophreniaNew research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh provides an unprecedented level of resolution and insight into disturbances in cortical GABAergic microcircuits, which are thought to underlie cognitive impairments in schizophrenia. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study led by Dr. Kenneth Fish reveals new detailed understanding about alterations in neurocircuitry that point to abn
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Penn study details impact of antibiotics, antiseptics on skin microbiomesThe use of topical antibiotics can dramatically alter communities of bacteria that live on the skin, while the use of antiseptics has a much smaller, less durable impact. The study, conducted in mice in the laboratory of Elizabeth Grice, PhD, an assistant professor of Dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, is the first to show the long-term effects of ant
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How a girl is raised can influence her adult sporting successA new study, published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Psychology, instead looks at the motivation level of successful female footballers and whether their upbringing influences this desire to succeed.
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Trump Promises a Federal Technology Overhaul to Save $1 TrillionTrump also suggested he might relax his stance on immigration as a way to get tech leaders to help his cause.
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The Rise and Fall of the Word 'Monopoly' in American Life If “monopoly” sounds like a word from another era, that’s because, until recently, it was. Throughout the middle of the 20th century, the term was frequently used in newspaper headlines, campaign speeches, and State of the Union addresses delivered by Republican and Democratic presidents alike. Breaking up too-powerful companies was a bipartisan goal and on the minds of many voters. But, starting
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What an AI's Non-Human Language Actually Looks Like Something unexpected happened recently at the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research lab. Researchers who had been training bots to negotiate with one another realized that the bots, left to their own devices, started communicating in a non-human language. In order to actually follow what the bots were saying, the researchers had to tweak their model, limiting the machines to a conversation hu
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People looking for prestige prefer 'big ponds' over small onesWhen looking at new opportunity, do you choose an average place where you are among the top performers or do you choose a prestigious place where you might be average and not particularly remarkable? In other words, do you want to be the big frog in a small pond or a little frog in a big pond? According to recent research from the University of Michigan, your cultural upbringing ultimately affects
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Taking stock early on is crucial for working late in lifeDo you want to keep working until you're 70, or even 75? Then, it's good to give this some thought before you turn 50. New research now calls for early planning, and at the same time shoots down prejudices against working seniors.
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Minister vil tillade olie-jagt på Lolland - det kan føre fracking med sigRETTET: Alt tyder på, at klimaministeren i morgen vil give sin tilladelse til efterforskning og indvinding af olie, gas og geotermisk energi på Lolland-Falster. Ifølge Energistyrelsen kan disse aktiviteter mod en yderligere godkendelse føre til fracking på dansk grund.
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Researchers developed nanoparticle based contrast agent for dual modal imaging of cancerResearchers from PSG College of Technology, India have developed nano-contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as optical imaging of cancer cells. This report will appear in the forthcoming issue of the journal NANO.
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Unlock molecular secrets with mobile game BioBlox2-DBioBlox2D is a new free mobile computer game inspired by tackling one of the hardest problems in biological science - how molecules fit together.
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Corn better used as food than biofuel, study findsCorn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of economic
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Explaining the Physics Behind This Ferrari Knocking People OverThe internet loves this video of an expensive car stopping on a carpeted stage, knocking over four people. You're surely wondering, "What kind of physics are at play here?"
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Ars Technica

“Internet of Ships” tells tale of USS Fitzgerald tragedy—or half of it Enlarge / YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 17, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan. (credit: US Navy) On early Saturday morning off the coast of Japan, the Philippines-flagged cargo container carrier ACX Crystal struck the USS Fitz
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Mixing Oil, Paint, and Soap Looks Like Flying Over a Distant Alien World GIF The next time NASA releases spectacular footage from a flyover of a distant planet or moon, you’ll have good reason to wonder if what you’re watching actually came from a spaceship, or from a microscope in a studio filming oil, paint, and liquid soap all mixed together. Galaxy Gates , directed by Oilhack and Thomas Blanchard , took four months to film. But surprisingly, the shots that ultimat
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Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levelsNew research from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the APP gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease significantly decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels in a population cohort. This is a very significant discovery, as many on-going drug trials in the field of Alzheimer's disease focus on decreasing beta-amyloid levels in the brain tissue.
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Tennis cheats may be predicted by their moral standardsA new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, examines these personal characteristics and links them to direct observations of cheating during tennis matches.
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Lightweight steel production breakthrough: Brittle phases controlledHigh-strength, lightweight steels can finally be processed on an industrial scale, thanks to a breakthrough in controlling undesired brittle stages from production, by WMG, University of Warwick.
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Taking stock early on is crucial for working late in lifeDo you want to keep working until you're 70, or even 75? Then, it's good to give this some thought before you turn 50. New research now calls for early planning, and at the same time shoots down prejudices against working seniors.
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Genetic modifier for Huntington's disease progression identifiedA team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington's disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses.
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Is more digital support needed for young cancer patients?There is considerable scope to develop digital resources by means of which teenagers and young adults living with cancer can receive information and connect with both professionals and fellow patients. Such tools could help them gain different perspectives on treatment and survivorship, says Esha Abrol of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and University College London in the UK, lead a
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New study advances understanding on the treatment of pediatric feeding disordersA new study suggests the existing drug D-cycloserine may enhance recovery for children during treatment for pediatric feeding disorders, by changing their brain's reaction to food.
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Corn better used as food than biofuel, study findsCorn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of economic
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Older dads have 'geekier' sonsNew King's College London research suggests that sons of older fathers are more intelligent, more focused on their interests and less concerned about fitting in, all characteristics typically seen in 'geeks.'
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People looking for prestige prefer 'big ponds' over small onesWhen looking at new opportunity, do you choose an average place where you are among the top performers or do you choose a prestigious place where you might be average and not particularly remarkable? In other words, do you want to be the big frog in a small pond or a little frog in a big pond? According to recent research from the University of Michigan, your cultural upbringing ultimately affects
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Rotting Wildebeest Carcasses Are a Force of Nature in the Serengeti Each year, thousands of migrating wildebeest drown in the Mara River, providing an important source of nutrients for both aquatic and terrestrial scavenging animals of the Serengeti. (Image: Amanda Subalusky) Each year, thousands of wildebeest drown while making their annual migration through the Serengeti. New research shows how the resulting two million pounds of rotting flesh performs a crucia
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The Root White Liberal Tears and Racism From Parents in Response to Seattle Teachers Wearing ‘Black The Root White Liberal Tears and Racism From Parents in Response to Seattle Teachers Wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts | Deadspin Padres Furious After Anthony Rizzo’s “Cheap Shot” Collision At Plate | Jezebel Johnny Depp Emails Reveal He Knew He Was in Financial Trouble | Fusion Donald Trump’s Silence About the London Mosque Attack Speaks Volumes |
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Antibacterials in soap should be regulated globally, say expertsTwo common compounds, triclosan and triclocarban, can no longer be added to some personal care products in the US, but some say this rule doesn’t go far enough
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DNA variants that are bad for health may also make you stupidA study of Scottish families hints that DNA mutations that damage health also impair intelligence. CRISPR gene-editing may be a way to boost brain and body
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The geeks are inherent at birth: older men have geekier sons, study finds Researchers claim boys born to older fathers score higher on a scientifically devised ‘geek index’, which takes in non-verbal IQ and social aloofness Older men tend to have “geekier” sons who are more aloof, have higher IQs and a more intense focus on their interests than those born to younger fathers, researchers claim. The finding, which emerged from a study of nearly 8,000 British twins, sugge
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1 in 5 people could be a refugee by 2100 In the year 2100, 2 billion people—about one-fifth of the world’s population—could become refugees due to rising ocean levels. Those who once lived on coastlines will face displacement and resettlement bottlenecks as they seek habitable places inland. “We’re going to have more people on less land and sooner that we think,” says lead author Charles Geisler, professor emeritus of development sociol
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Mark Bowden on How to Deal with North Korea on the Cover of The Atlantic's July/August Issue Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2017)-- Defined by a racist mythology and entrenched in belief that its leader holds supernatural status, North Korea poses a foreign-policy minefield for President Donald Trump, just as it has for every one of his modern predecessors. Compounding the challenge, nuclear weapons are widely held to be an essential tool to protect against the perceived existential threat p
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Watch the F-35 Fighter Jet's Stomach-Emptying Public Debut at the Paris Air ShowThe long-awaited Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter put on quite a show.
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You Do Not Think AloneA new book argues that thought and knowledge are community efforts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New guideline aims to reduce infections in total hip & knee replacement patientsAccording to a new guideline released by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the risk of joint infection resulting from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with careful management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative process. The guideline represents the first time rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons
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Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian aliveThe fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian brethren to wormlike creatures with a backbone and two rows of sharp teeth, new research shows. Named Chinlestegophis jenkinsi, the newfound fossil is the oldest relative of the most mysterious group of amphibians: caecilians. Today, these limbless, colorful serpentine car
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Chemistry of sea spray particles linked for first time to formation processFor the first time, researchers have identified what drives the observed differences in the chemical make-up of sea spray particles ejected from the ocean by breaking waves.
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Rick Perry says carbon dioxide is not a primary driver of climate change Enlarge / US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry addresses employees for the first time at Energy Department headquarters in Washington, DC, March 3, 2017. Image courtesy Ken Shipp/US Department of Energy. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) In an interview with CNBC on Monday , US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that carbon dioxide emissions from human activities aren't the pri
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Oh, the Humanity: What Will Tech Upgrades Do to People?To what extent are technological "upgrades" to our bodies possible, and at what point would we simply stop being human?
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Infections in early life associated with increased risk for celiac diseaseInfections during infancy are associated with increased risk for gluten intolerance (celiac disease) later on. Apparently the risk is particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life. This conclusion was drawn by scientists of the Institute for Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München after analyzing data provided by the Bavarian Association of
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Solar heating could cover over 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countriesAccording to researchers at Aalto University, by using suitable systems, more than 80 percent of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy with competitive prices. This result is also valid for Sweden, Norway, Alaska, northern Canada and other locations at the same latitudes.
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New disease gene for axon degeneration identified through international gene matchingResearch group from the University of Helsinki, Finland, has identified a new disease gene for early-onset axonal neuropathy and mild intellectual disability through an international research network, which was brought together by 'Tinder for geneticists.'
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Researchers developed nanoparticle based contrast agent for dual modal imaging of cancerDual modal imaging which shares the advantages of two imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging and optical imaging, has the ability to produce images with higher spatial resolution and higher sensitivity. Contrast agents having both magnetic and optical properties identifies the cancer cells efficiently. Europium doped gadolinium oxide nanorods were synthesized and subsequently coated
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Could 'saline agriculture' be the future of coastal farming?One of Europe's leading climate change experts detailed the extreme challenges facing farmers around the world at the latest in a series of industry briefings at the University of Lincoln, UK.
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Flere - og voldsommere - skovbrande vil hærge i fremtidenSkovbrandene i Portugal er kun begyndelsen for Middelhavsområdet, siger forsker. Men også i Danmark vokser faren i takt med klimaforandringerne.
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Deaths of migrating wildebeests key to Serengeti's vibrant ecosystemWildebeest carcasses, casualties of the world's largest overland animal migration, pile up annually on the banks of the Mara River in Africa and play a crucial role in vibrant ecosystem of the Serengeti plains, a new study has found.
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Looking for trouble: Territorial aggressions and trespasses pay off among primatesTwo decades of research show group augmentation, increased offspring or propensity for offspring, and other rewards outweigh risks in territorial boundary patrols by male chimpanzees.
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Mathematical modeling uncovers mysteries of HIV infection in the brainAfter uncovering the progression of HIV infection in the brain thanks to a new mathematical model, clinicians and researchers are developing a nasal spray to administer drugs more effectively.
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Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs due to crowding get less attention from doctorsOvercrowding of intensive care units (ICUs) is a growing problem in American hospitals, often resulting in the need to place patients in alternate intensive care units within a hospital. Research has indicated that these “ICU boarder” patients — for example, a brain surgery patient staying in a cardiac ICU — have worse outcomes as a result of this alternate placement, and now, a new study suggests
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Some Good News on Coral Reefs for a Change Photo: Albert Plawinski/Flickr Creative Commons A global coral bleaching event that’s been killing reefs around the world since early 2015 finally appears to be ending, according to a report just released by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. That said, reefs aren’t out of hot water yet. For nearly three years, coral reefs—which grow mainly in warm, tropical waters near the equator—
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Startproblemer: Elfærge-fest udskudtDet skulle have været en stor dag for danske elfærger, men nu er introduktionen af de ombyggede elfærger mellem Helsingør og Helsingborg udskudt
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Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study showsRain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers at Florida Atlantic University that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.
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A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3000-year-old prosthesisIt is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The find is almost 3000 years old and was discovered in a female burial from the necropolis of Sheikh ´Abd el-Qurna close to Luxor. This area is currently being studied using state-of-the-art methods.
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Why the world needs to get smarter about water consumptionIn 1900, just 15% of the world's population lived in cities. Now that proportion is over 50%, which is a lot of people. In fact, it means around 4 billion human beings rely on urban infrastructure to keep them warm, mobile and clean.
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Neuron transistor behaves like a brain neuron(Phys.org)—Researchers have built a new type of "neuron transistor"—a transistor that behaves like a neuron in a living brain. These devices could form the building blocks of neuromorphic hardware that may offer unprecedented computational capabilities, such as learning and adaptation.
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Electron caught in the actAustralia's fastest camera has revealed the time it takes for molecules to break apart.
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Watch Hackers Take Over the Mouse of a Power-Grid Computer in UkraineAs intruders caused a blackout by hijacking the network of a Ukrainian energy company, spooked engineers recorded this video.
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Slow earthquakes could reveal how tsunamis start Slow-slip earthquakes may occur at somewhat regular intervals and could be dissipating some of the energy stored in subduction zones where tectonic plates meet, new research suggests. The findings could give researchers insight into larger quakes and the formation of tsunamis. Two tectonic plates meet off the eastern coast of Japan, the Pacific Plate and the Eurasian Plate, in a subduction zone w
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Ars Technica

The Journey to Mars seems to be pretty much dead NASA On Friday, the space agency released what it called a "mid-year report" on NASA five months into the presidency of Donald Trump. The nearly five-minute video is mostly a chronological summary of NASA's announcements so far this year and seems designed to highlight all of the things the new administration has accomplished in space. However, there are some curious inclusions and omissions in t
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Enhanced photocatalytic activity by Cu2O nanoparticles integrated H2Ti3O7 nanotubesWhy do we construct nanocomposite for the photocatalytic oxidation desulfurization?
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Diagnosing obesity by mathematically estimating abdominal fatAbdominal obesity, or fat that accumulates around one's stomach and abdomen, has long been considered to pose a high health risk in individuals. Hence, measurement of "central obesity"—as it's often called—helps predict propensity to disorders caused by excess weight in the abdominal area.
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Questions over fire response as Portugal battles blazeQuestions were mounting Tuesday about the government's response to the raging forest fires that have claimed 64 lives, as more than 1,000 firefighters battled to contain it.
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China shames jaywalkers through facial recognitionChinese cities are cracking down on jaywalkers by installing facial recognition kits at intersections to identify and shame them by posting their photo on public screens, state media said Tuesday.
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Enhanced photocatalytic activity by Cu2O nanoparticles integrated H2Ti3O7 nanotubesCompositing Cu2O nanoparticles with H2Ti3O7 nanotubes provides an effective strategy to reduce the bandgap energy and the recombination of photo-generated electrons and holes. There is an obvious synergistic effect between guest nanoparticles and host nanotubes due to the interaction to form heterojunction struction, which will enhance photocatalytic oxidation performance for removal of EM due to
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Buyer beware: Antimicrobial products can do more harm than goodAre you buying antimicrobial or antibacterial soaps? According to over 200 scientists and medical professionals, you may want to save your money. A consensus statement published today in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives concludes that common antimicrobial products do not provide health benefits and cause health and environmental harm. The statement also calls
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Researchers gain new insights into the formation of non-pathological amyloidsA team of scientists from the VIB lab of Han Remaut (VIB-VUB) and the lab of Yves Dufrêne at UCL Louvain-La-Neuve collaborated on a study of functional amyloids -- protein aggregates with the typical amyloid structure that do not lead to disease but rather serve a dedicated biological function.
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A wooden toe: Swiss Egyptologists study 3,000-year-old prosthesisIt is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel have reexamined an artificial wooden big toe. The find is almost 3,000 years old and was discovered in a female burial from the necropolis of Sheikh 'Abd el-Qurna close to Luxor. This area is currently being studied using state-of-the-art methods.
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Simple tactic results in dramatic water conservation, study showsRain or shine has new meaning thanks to an innovative, inexpensive and simple tactic developed by researchers at FAU that will really change how people think about watering their lawns. The tactic? A straightforward road sign.
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Diagnosing obesity by mathematically estimating abdominal fatAbdominal obesity, or fat that accumulates around one's stomach and abdomen, has long been considered to pose a high health risk in individuals. Hence, measurement of abdominal fat helps predict propensity to disorders caused by excess weight in the abdominal area. In a paper publishing next week in the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, researchers propose a new technique to evaluate abdominal obe
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Electron caught in the actAustralia's fastest camera has revealed the time it takes for molecules to break apart. The experimental research, conducted by Griffith University's Centre for Quantum Dynamics, aims to help in the design of new molecules for materials science or drug discovery.
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Amazon strikes again; the dressing room in your houseAmazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your house.
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The story of music is the story of humansHow did music begin? Did our early ancestors first start by beating things together to create rhythm, or use their voices to sing? What types of instruments did they use? Has music always been important in human society, and if so, why? These are some of the questions explored in a recent Hypothesis and Theory article published in Frontiers in Sociology. The answers reveal that the story of music
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Researchers lend expertise to TAMEST shale task force reportDanny Reible and Denny Bullard in the Whitacre College of Engineering examined the impact of shale oil and gas production on water quality.
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Lemur research gets a gut check"Stool sample collector" is not a glamorous way to introduce oneself at a party. But in the course of their research, gut microbiologists Erin McKenney and Lydia Greene have spent a lot of time waiting for animals to relieve themselves.
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Is it sometimes OK to cheat? Wasps that do not pollinate figs may flourish when they go unpunishedWhen both partners benefit from a relationship—be they husband and wife or pollinator and flower—the relationship is known as a mutualism. But sometimes partners do not deliver their side of the bargain while still reaping the rewards. Research done at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama published in Ecology Letters found that unless unfaithful partners are severely punish
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Watch These Impossibly Precise Japanese School Kids Set a New Jump Rope World Record GIF With a mind-blowing display of precision and timing, 14 students from the Fuji Municipal Harada elementary school in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips over a single rope. In just 60 seconds, the students managed to skip 225 times without a single mistake. Watching these kids in action is an equal mix of anxiety, as one tiny mistake will almost certainly
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Mussels and sponges in the deep sea can thrive on oil with the help of symbiont bacteriaAt asphalt volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico that spew oil, gas and tar, mussels and sponges live in symbiosis with bacteria providing them with food. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology and colleagues from the USA have now discovered deep-sea animals living in symbiosis with bacteria that use oil as an energy source and appear to thrive on short-chained alkanes in the o
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Space gardeningRoman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
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Chimps' cultural traditions extend beyond familyChimpanzees adapt their behaviour to match the group, just as humans do, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews.
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Ancient skulls shed light on migration in the Roman EmpireSkeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south and central Italy still bore distinct physical differences to one another – though the same could not be said of the area around Rome itself.
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Ask the Brains, Part 1: Experts Reveal 55 Mysteries of the MindPeople behave in strange ways. We sometimes giggle when someone falls down, swear we've been to places we haven't or continue believing in something despite scientific evidence to the contrary. For... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mitigating brittle phases in lightweight steel productionHigh-strength, lightweight steels can finally be processed on an industrial scale, thanks to a breakthrough in controlling undesired brittle stages from production, by WMG, University of Warwick.
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Gizmodo

More New Details on the Bumblebee Spinoff Infinity War will have one major scene jam-packed with Marvel heroes. Three kaiju legends will appear in the next Godzilla movie. Daenerys returns to Westeros in a new Game of Thrones picture. Plus, behind the scenes on X-Men: Dark Phoenix , and a new War for the Planet of the Apes clip. Spoilers, roll out! Bumblebee Speaking with Collider , producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura revealed the spinoff is
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Dagens Medicin

Her er den nye direktør for Aarhus Universitetshospital Region Midtjylland skulle ud i to ansøgningsrunder for at finde afløseren til den fyrede hospitalsdirektør, Gert Sørensen. Men den nye hospitalsdirektør på Aarhus Universitetshospital, Poul Blaabjerg, søgte allerede i første ansøgningsrunde.
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Topsøe sælger sin spritnye katalysatorfabrik i Kina med kæmpetabHaldor Topsøe har skilt sig af med sin forretningsenhed for mindre katalysatorer til først og fremmest lastbiler for 900 mio. kr. 260 medarbejdere følger med over til den belgiske køber, og tabet lyder på 400 mio. kr.
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Villous tree model with active contractions for estimating blood flow conditionsPerfusion in the human placenta is an important physiological phenomenon which shows the placental conditions. The magnitude of placental perfusion can be evaluated by 3-D power Doppler and contrast-enhanced MR images, but the direction has been hardly indicated. The computational model of the villous tree developed in this study will help to indicate the direction and the mechanical properties of
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A new adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regionsResearchers have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions of the central nervous system in an very controlled fashion. The study was published on Nature Neuroscience and it represents a first step toward low invasiveness devices for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders and
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Is it sometimes ok to cheat?When both partners benefit from a relationship -- husband and wife or pollinator and flower -- the relationship is known as a mutualism. Sometimes partners do not deliver their side of the bargain while still reaping the rewards. Research done at the Smithsonian in Panama published shows that unless unfaithful partners are severely punished by the other member of the relationship cheaters may beco
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Land clearing on the rise as legal 'thinning' proves far from clear-cutLand clearing is accelerating across eastern Australia, despite our new research providing a clear warning of its impacts on the Great Barrier Reef, regional and global climate, and threatened native wildlife.
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Rare extreme helium star identified by astronomers(Phys.org)—Astronomers have identified another rare example of an extreme helium star. The star, designated GALEX J184559.8−413827 (or J1845−4138 for short), was initially classified as a faint helium-rich "hot subdwarf," but new spectroscopic observations reveal that this star is more hydrogen-deficient than previously thought. The finding is available in a paper published June 11 on arXiv.org.
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Researchers gain new insights into the formation of non-pathological amyloidsA team of scientists from the VIB lab of Han Remaut (VIB-VUB) and the lab of Yves Dufrêne at UCL Louvain-La-Neuve collaborated on a study of functional amyloids –protein aggregates with the typical amyloid structure that do not lead to disease but rather serve a dedicated biological function. Led by Mike Sleutel (VIB-VUB), the team used a novel microscopy method to examine the formation of functio
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South Korea Is Building a HyperloopHyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed a deal to help build a hyperloop line from Seoul to Busan.
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Choose-Your-Own-Adventures Just Landed on Netflix. Yes, NetflixNetflix doesn't have to play by TV's rules, so it finally decided to not to.
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The High Schoolers Hunting for the Universe's Secrets Four British schoolboys had just been called from class. They were ten days away from their A-level exams, the ones that determine the direction the rest of their lives would take, but they’d been interrupted from their studies to discuss the deepest secrets of the universe—their work hunting for the magnetic monopole at the Large Hadron Collider. Clearly, they would much rather be studying than
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Crystal stacks up qubits in first-in first-out memory Enlarge (credit: NASA ) Quantum computing and quantum communication require a different way of thinking about handling information. Not only are quantum states extremely delicate, but you can't copy a quantum state. To put it in perspective. If I want to send a qubit from a lab in Europe to somewhere in New York, that qubit has to make it all the way by itself—you can't read and replace it along
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Building a biological control switch with light, genetics, and engineering ingenuityA user-friendly switch for controlling room temperature, the thermostat is a classic example of the kind of tools engineers build.
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Image of the Day: Unseen TraumaPressure from simulated blast waves, similar to those generated by explosives, induced molecular markers of stress and injury within mouse retinas.
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Price hikes in Ether and Bitcoin aren't the signs of a bubbleWhen there is a rapid growth in any of the crypto-currencies and assets such as Bitcoin, Ether, Zcash and others, many will call it out as a bubble. Indeed, on a relatively short time scale it clearly looks like a bubble.
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Moral Outrage: Why Some Expressions of Anger BackfireWhen outrage is misplaced or excessive, it can have negative consequences for a healthy public discourse.
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Ars Technica

Review: The Toyota C-HR Hybrid is a mass-market vehicle with panache The hybrid version of the Toyota C-HR is not yet available in the US. Alun Taylor From the Auris and the Avensis to the Yaris and the RAV4 , all of Toyota’s recent mainstream cars have been depressingly vanilla. White goods. Reliable, serviceable, capable—but as engaging as a washing machine or fridge freezer. Read 24 remaining paragraphs | Comments
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We need to be cautious when assuming CCTV will prevent family violenceThis year's Victorian state budget included a A$1.9 billion package to tackle family violence. Part of this was a statewide Personal Safety Initiative, which expands a trial of installing technology – such as CCTV, personal alarms and security doors – in the homes of at-risk women.
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Opinion: Trump's attack on renewable energyFossil fuels have long been subsidized by tax policies, such as the oil depletion allowance, and by infrastructure construction, such as the interstate highway system. In light of these long-standing subsidies, it's always a little ironic when fossil fuel industry advocates complain about tax expenditures and other subsidies promoting the renewable energy business. In my view, in their time, all o
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Tour Company That Took Otto Warmbier to North Korea Will No Longer Take Americans The tour company with which Otto Warmbier traveled to North Korea says it will no longer accept American bookings following the death Monday of the 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was imprisoned by the communist state for more than a year and spent much of that time in a coma. “The devastating loss of Otto Warmbier's life has led us to reconsider our position on accepting American
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Summer solstice: the perfect day to bask in a dazzling scientific feat Wednesday is the longest day of the northern hemisphere’s year – but few realise that it also marks a monumental achievement in rational thinking If you live in the northern hemisphere, Wednesday is the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. In London, the sun will rise at 04:43 and then creep across the sky for 16 hours, 38 minutes and 18 seconds before setting at 21:21. For some culture
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Solar heating could cover more than 80 percent of domestic heating requirements in Nordic countriesAccording to researchers at Aalto University, by using suitable systems, more than 80 percent of heating energy for Finnish households could be produced using solar energy. As the price of heating energy obtained from solar heating systems needed to be competitive with the currently used heating alternatives, calculations made by researchers showed that renewable energy could be used to cover 53 t
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Protecting resources from oxygen damageVital to life on this planet, oxygen has a sinister and ravenous side that harms plants and biofuel production. That's why the Department of Energy's Office of Science supports research to tame oxygen's dark side.
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When – and why – did people first start using money?Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it's been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn't, but the history of human beings using cash currency does go back a long time – 40,000 years.
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Can sugar-coated nanomaterial get bones to grow? Orthopedic spine surgeons don’t have a definitive way to promote bone growth, but a new bioactive nanomaterial, powered by sugar, shows promise at stimulating regeneration. While the new method has only been studied in an animal model of spinal fusion, researchers say it could readily translate to humans. In the US, more and more of an aging but active population undergoes spinal fusion to treat
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This Discounted Carpet Scrubber Is Actually Two Cleaning Gadgets In One Bissell DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe , $127 If you’ve never deep-cleaned a carpet , get ready for an eye-opening experience when you see just how much crap a person can track into a home. The Bissell DeepClean Lift-Off Deluxe isn’t the cheapest carpet cleaner we’ve ever seen at $127 refurbished, but it has a pretty cool trick up its sleeve. The entire cleaning unit actually lifts off the wheeled bas
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This Volcano-Shaped Pyramid in Peru Has Experts StumpedArchaeologists are trying to make sense of an artificial "volcano" built in Peru.
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Gizmodo

This Was the Futuristic Robot Chauffeur of 1911 GIF Predictions about driverless cars became incredibly popular in the 1950s and 60s . But the idea is nearly as old as the automobile itself. One example? This short film from 1911, featuring a robot chauffeur. The word “robot” wasn’t even invented until the 1920s, but the mechanical man in this film followed in the tradition of other early 20th century robots, sitting in for human servants wher
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This Common Butterfly Has an Extraordinary Sex Life Nathan Morehouse wasn’t expecting to discover anything extraordinary when he started studying the cabbage white butterfly . Small, plainly colored, and common across six continents, it’s a rather hum-drum member of a family known for its kaleidoscopic wonders. Morehouse calls it the “world’s most vanilla butterfly”, and he hadn’t even planned to study it at all. He only did so because the butterf
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Numenta demonstrates machine intelligence algorithm for real-time anomaly detectionResearchers at Numenta have introduced two contributions to the field of anomaly detection for streaming applications. The first is a novel unsupervised anomaly detection technique based on a theory of how the brain works. The second is a benchmark that provides a controlled open-source environment for testing anomaly detection algorithms on streaming data. These contributions appear in a new peer
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Pacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic casesPacemakers and other cardiac devices can help solve forensic cases, according to a study presented today at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017. Devices revealed the time and cause of death in some cases where autopsy failed to do so.
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How One Memory Attaches to AnotherA technical revolution provides insight into how the brain links memories, a process critical for understanding and organizing the world around us -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A bird flu pandemic looms but the US is holding back the fightJust two mutations could turn H7N9 flu into a deadly airborne strain, but restrictions meant to protect us from a possible pandemic are making it harder to combat the next one
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Using photoluminescent nanorods as ultimate probes of fluid flowA Franco-Dutch international collaboration involving researchers from the laboratories of Condensed Matter Physics and Hydrodynamics at Paris-Saclay University and the Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences at the University of Amsterdam has resulted in a new method for very precise determination of fluid flow in capillary networks in realtime. Their proof-of-principle is published in this we
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Wine, Please! Ancient Pottery Inscription Requests More DrinksA previously overlooked inscription on a pottery shard found in Israel calls for the delivery of more wine, according to a new study, showing that not much has changed in 2,600 years for humanity, at least when it comes to wetting our whistles.
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Det med småt: Frit togmarked rammer passagererneRegeringens udspil til en udbudt og dereguleret togtrafik vil i sin mest vidtgående form ramme passagererne hårdt i form af både prisstigninger og overfyldte tog, viser McKinseys analyse bag udspillet.
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Designing the City of Tomorrow Today -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gendered expectations and workplace conflictMassey University PhD graduate Jane Hurst studied the complicated relationships between women in the workplace – and found that women often have gendered expectations of each other.
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Sci-Fi TV Doesn't Have to Be 'Prestige'—It Can Just Be FunIn defense of "commodity sci-fi," the shows dominating the middle rungs of a basic cable lineup near you.
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New evidence animal behaviour regulated by interaction of tidal and circadian clocksA slater-like crustacean that lives in the sand on Auckland's Piha beach has provided new evidence that animals have biological clocks influenced by the tide as well as the more familiar circadian clock that follows the day/night cycle and which regulates human behaviour.
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How dangerous are cattle, and how can you stay safe around them?A well-respected retired academic was recently trampled to death by cattle while walking in Oxford. In 2012, my father was hospitalised after being attacked by cows while walking his dogs through a field next to his village. He picked up his dog and was pushed to the floor and trampled before escaping over a wall.
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Amazonas jungle er verdens medicinskab. Både det nuværende og fremtidens. For eksempel stammer 70 % af den kræftmedicin vi bruger fra medicinske planter, der vokser i Amazonas jungle. Men hvert år forsvinder ca. 50.000 arter, så vi er godt i gang med at udrydde de planter, der skal helbrede os. Men det er danske og brasilianske forskere ved at gøre noget ved. De vil kortlægge den genetiske kode fo
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Research uses social media to learn what people really need in time of crisisPainstaking analysis of nearly 70,000 tweets sent out by evacuees escaping the Fort McMurray wildfire shows key concerns in a crisis aren't being answered by current smartphone emergency apps, leaving citizens in the dark at a time of mass panic.
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Zapping the ground with electricity to create detailed soil maps for farmsA University at Buffalo professor has devised an ingenious way to more quickly test soil in farm fields to make detailed maps of differing soil types. Those maps can then be used to design more efficient farming practices.
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NASA releases Kepler Survey Catalog with hundreds of new planet candidatesNASA's Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.
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How the optics of soap bubbles may help us understand the mechanics of immune cells and cancerScientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique that could revolutionise our understanding of how immune and cancer cells find their way through the body.
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Researchers find clouds filled with 'ice-lollies'On sunny days like this, a cloud full of ice-lollies sounds like the ultimate treat and researchers from the University of Manchester have discovered such clouds, twice.
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Next-gen solvents capture carbon with half the energyU.S. energy production could increase with the help of an improved carbon capture technology that use about half the energy of today's standard technologies. Emissions captured at fossil fuel power plants could in turn be used to harvest more crude by injecting it into underground oil fields.
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New laser technique identifies the makeup of space debris, from painted shards to TeflonHundreds of millions of pieces of space junk orbit the Earth daily, from chips of old rocket paint, to shards of solar panels, and entire dead satellites. This cloud of high-tech detritus whirls around the planet at about 17,500 miles per hour. At these speeds, even trash as small as a pebble can torpedo a passing spacecraft.
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If it smells like a petunia or shampoo, it might be a pesticideYou probably know methyl benzoate when you smell it. The natural compound's wintergreen-spicy, floral-fruity aromas make it a popular ingredient in perfumes, soaps, and shampoos.
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Magnetic space tug could target dead satellitesDerelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.
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Soliton molecules caused to vibrate like real molecules(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Burgundy in France has shown that solitons can vibrate like real molecules when paired. They have published a paper describing their technique and findings in the Physical Review Letters journal.
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Bekymrende omgåelse af den bedste evidensDet kan have store konsekvenser for børn og unge med ADHD og de professionelle, der behandler dem, at den behandling, der anbefales ikke er baseret på den bedste foreliggende evidens.
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Minister vil holde bredbåndsmillioner ude af KøbenhavnBredbåndspuljens støtte til boliger i Storkøbenhavn møder skarp kritik i og uden for Folketinget. Ministeren åbner nu for at udelukke byboerne.
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Breakthrough in algae biofuel research reportedExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. today announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain's growth.
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Researchers developing a new balance for the new kilogramTechnische Universität Ilmenau and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (the National Metrology Institute of Germany) are developing a balance which is required for measuring the redefined kilogram that will be introduced in 2018. Called the Planck balance, this highly precise electronic weighing balance is not based on weights, but refers to the fundamental physical constant called Planck's
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Engineers transform food waste into green energyIn a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell-led study in the journal Bioresource Technology.
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Genetics of Wizardry: Were Harry Potter's Magical Powers Written in His DNA?What are the genetic factors that could explain why someone is born a witch or a wizard — or without any magical ability at all?
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1,800-Year-Old Roman Sculpture Fetches Nearly $1 Million at AuctionA striking 1,800-year-old sculpture depicting a Roman military officer has been sold at auction by the Denver Art Museum for about $930,000.
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The Atlantic

The White House Press Briefing Is Slowly Dying Over the course of the Trump administration, the White House’s daily press briefings have been pared progressively further back; they are now shorter, less frequent, and routinely held off-camera. The daily briefing is a venerable Washington tradition, though one that has often been a target of criticism. Media critic Jay Rosen has called for media outlets to “send the interns,” arguing that the
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The Atlantic

How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill Everything happened so fast as I walked out of the doctor’s exam room. I was tucking in my shirt and wondering if I’d asked all my questions about my injured shoulder when one of the doctor’s assistants handed me two small boxes of pills. “These will hold you over until your prescription arrives in the mail,” she said, pointing to the drug samples. Strange , I thought to myself, the doctor didn ’
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Private data of 198 million US voters accidentally leaked onlineThe data, collected on behalf of the Republicans, included phone numbers and addresses as well as assumptions about religion and ethnicity
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Bacteria from hot springs solve mystery of metabolismCombustion is often a rapid process, as in the case of fire. How can cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers. Using bacteria from hot springs, researchers from Stockholm University now have the answer.
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Training for space missions underwaterHow do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves.
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Ship autopilot steers during evasive manoeuvres and dockingVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing safe steering for the remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships of the future. The new technology has been developed for navigation systems and ship autopilots, which steer ships automatically.
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Molecular 'samurai sword' controls plant growthResearchers from AMOLF and Wageningen University & Research have used a smart simulation program to study a plant protein called katanin and published their findings in the journal PNAS.
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Smart doll fitted with AI chip can read your child’s emotionsA battery-powered chip inside a doll can run AI algorithms without needing to pass information to the cloud and so will help keep data private
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Åh nej – ikke nu igenForfølgelse af enkeltpersoner er ikke svaret, når der begås fejl i sundhedsvæsenet. Tværtimod.
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Wired

This Sniff Tech Could Protect Cops From Synthetic OpioidsOld chemical tests can't detect today's super-potent synthetic opioids, leaving officers and first responders at risk.
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Wired

Barber and Osgerby’s Pacific Task Chair Will Make You Want To Go To WorkThe designers' first task chair marries ergonomics with sleek design.
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Focus on pickup trucks, not Priuses, to reduce gasoline use, emissionsLarger trucks and SUVs with powerful, high-displacement engines are the low-hanging fruit for any policymaker seeking the most efficient path to reducing gasoline use and the associated emissions, according to an issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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A Potent Tool to Treat Pancreatic Cancer May Already Be in Your BodyScientists are trying to engineer exosomes, tiny bubbles released by cells, to slow the growth of currently untreatable cancers.
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Are You a Magnet for Mosquitoes?Researchers are studying the way twins smell for clues about the genetic basis of insect appeal -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dropbox bygger eget netværk for at undgå flaskehalse Dropbox har allerede hevet omkring 90 procent af deres data ud af Amazons services. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dropbox-bygger-eget-netvaer-at-undgaa-flaskehalse-1077688 Version2
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Avanceret CIA-firmware har i årevis inficeret routere Siden 2007 har CIA-firmware været brugt til at spionere via routere. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/avanceret-cia-firmware-har-aarevis-inficeret-routere-1077698 Version2
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Historisk stort antal data blotlagt om amerikanske vælgere via åben Amazon-server Millioner af vælgeroplysninger er blotlagt fra en åbenstående server i skyen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/historisk-stort-antal-data-blotlagt-amerikanske-vaelgere-via-aaben-amazon-server-1077693 Version2
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The Atlantic

A High-Stakes Test of Liberal Backlash in the Trump Era After failing to win special elections in Montana and Kansas, Democrats hope to send a message that liberal discontent can win congressional seats in the highly-anticipated race for Georgia’s sixth congressional district. The special election between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel is down to the wire and too close to call as voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will
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Donald Trump No Longer Wants to 'Stay Out' of Syria During the 2016 election, many voters were dismayed by both major-party candidates. Hillary Clinton was the personification of the Washington establishment foreign-policy hawk, with her dismal track record of urging ill-conceived military interventions. And Donald Trump, who railed against squandering American blood and treasure abroad, possessed neither the knowledge nor the experience nor the d
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What Is the Most Underappreciated Medical Invention in History? Jack Ende, president, American College of Physicians Light, relatively inexpensive, and so attractive whether draped around the neck or dangling down the chest, the stethoscope connects doctors to patients, and to their organs. What could be more valuable as we struggle with escalating costs in health care and concerns about the eroding relationship between doctors and patients? Jennifer Doudna,
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The Atlantic

Black Gotham K amau Ware 1 surveys the East River. As the sun sinks behind the towers of the Financial District, trucks grumble past, cyclists ding their bells, and a ferry slices by. He encourages the seven people who are following him to tune all this out and imagine what the view might have looked like 300 years before, when the harbor was likely speckled with galleons and sloops—many carrying slaves. “How
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The Conservative Case for Unions Although I was as dumbfounded on Election Day as the next D.C. bubble-dweller, I did feel that I had one scrap of insight into the working-class anger that helped power Donald Trump’s improbable victory. Last year, I got a taste of what many Americans are coping with in a globalized economy—a globalized economy, more specifically, in which many workers feel voiceless and powerless. A taste was mo
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The Conversation The Politics of Late-Night Comedy Caitlin Flanagan’s May article , “How Late-Night Comedy Alienated Conservatives, Made Liberals Smug, and Fueled the Rise of Trump,” provoked responses from, among others, Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, and Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show. “Trump and Bee,” Flanagan argues, “are on different sides politically, but culturally they
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The Atlantic

I Am Not Italian I am not Italian, technically speaking, yet here I am leaning on a zinc bar in Florence on a sunny weekday morning, my foot up on the smooth iron railing just like the other men, who, it must be said, are officially and fully Italian. It’s 8:40 and they are off to work, some in offices, others sweeping the streets, while I am off to a museum or a church to see paintings, maybe light a candle in a
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The Atlantic

Beyond the Five Senses The world we experience is not the real world. It’s a mental construction , filtered through our physical senses. Which raises the question: How would our world change if we had new and different senses? Could they expand our universe? Technology has long been used to help people who have lost, or were born without, one of the five primary senses. More recently, researchers in the emerging field
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The Atlantic

What’s Wrong With the Democrats? The strategy was simple . A demographic wave—long-building, still-building—would carry the party to victory, and liberalism to generational advantage. The wave was inevitable, unstoppable. It would not crest for many years, and in the meantime, there would be losses—losses in the midterms and in special elections; in statehouses and in districts and counties and municipalities outside major citie
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The Atlantic

How Vanity Could Save the Planet Whether you follow a vegan diet or are a devoted carnivore, carry canvas or plastic, you are one of 7.5 billion people. The ecological effect of your choices is minuscule . And yet they have a big effect on how others see you, and how you see yourself. Psychologists found that prodding people to worry about social status increased their interest in buying green versus nongreen items—but only if t
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The Atlantic

Hunting for Antibiotics in the World’s Dirtiest Places On a chilly autumn morning in northwest London, just outside the Euston train station, Adam Roberts stops at the top of an outdoor staircase, looks around for police, and tries to appear inconspicuous. This is harder than it sounds, and not only because he’s 6 foot 3. Roberts pulls a plastic-wrapped package from his pocket, tears it open, and slides out a long, slender tube and a swab that looks
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The Atlantic

How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration The myth, which liberals like myself find tempting, is that only the right has changed. In June 2015, we tell ourselves, Donald Trump rode down his golden escalator and pretty soon nativism, long a feature of conservative politics, had engulfed it. But that’s not the full story. If the right has grown more nationalistic, the left has grown less so. A decade ago, liberals publicly questioned immig
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The Atlantic

What Inspired the Summer of Love? The responsible thing to do, before I walked into San Francisco’s de Young Museum to check out “The Summer of Love Experience”—the ethical thing, journalistically speaking—would have been to drop acid. To have popped a vintage dose of White Lightning, wandered in there with my ego in dancing splinters and my hindmost brain chambers all throbbingly illuminated, and just let it happen, daddy-o. But
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The Atlantic

The Architect of the Radical Right If you read the same newspapers and watch the same cable shows I do, you can be forgiven for not knowing that the most populous region in America, by far, is the South. Nearly four in 10 Americans live there, roughly 122 million people, by the latest official estimate. And the number is climbing. For that reason alone, the South deserves more attention than it seems to be getting in political dis
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The Atlantic

An Artist for the Instagram Age Well before the Yayoi Kusama show opened in Washington, D.C., I heard from total strangers that I would not be able to get in. I heard about the lines, the waits, the tickets that would be released in batches every Monday at noon, the need to make arrangements now now now. The craze was on, though the exhibition was still more than a month away. “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” was starting its m
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Gizmodo

Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered Inside Secret Room in Argentina A member of the federal police holds an hourglass with Nazi markings at the Interpol headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) Federal police in Argentina recently discovered a time capsule of evil, hidden inside a house near Buenos Aires. Roughly 75 Nazi artifacts, including everything from a large knife to Nazi medical devices to a photo negative of Adolph Hitler, wer
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How Your Sandwich Changed The World What road did your lunch travel before it reached your plate? NPR's latest animated video follows a BLT from the fields where it began its journey. (Image credit: Skunk Bear/NPR)
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The story of music is the story of humansHow did music begin? Did our early ancestors first start by beating things together to create rhythm, or use their voices to sing? What types of instruments did they use? Has music always been important in human society, and if so, why? These are some of the questions explored in a recent Hypothesis and Theory article published in Frontiers in Sociology. The answers reveal that the story of music
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Norges første nettilsluttede bølgekraftanlæg i driftSiden 2. juni har Norges første - i øvrigt svensk udviklede - bølgekraftanlæg på 100 kW produceret strøm til det lokale elselskab på landets vestkyst.
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Ars Technica

Nintendo Switch’s dumb dock gets beaten by hyper-portable Nyko option Enlarge / This tiny $45 Nyko dock will transform my portable use of the Nintendo Switch. (credit: Nyko ) One of the Nintendo Switch's biggest issues is about to get fixed—by Nyko, of all companies. You read that correctly. The company best known for unofficial gamer accessories like rubbery controller condoms and bulky console carrying cases has emerged with a rare burst of engineering genius: th
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Wired

Russia's Cyberwar on Ukraine Is a Blueprint For What's to ComeBlackouts in Ukraine were just a trial run. Russian hackers are learning to sabotage infrastructure---and the US could be next.
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New Scientist - News

Kepler finds 219 new exoplanets and 10 are rocky and Earth-likeNASA’s Kepler team has released its latest batch of planet candidates and they fall into two kinds: ones like Earth and those like mini-Neptunes
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NYT > Science

Explorer: In the Footsteps of Charles DarwinA land-based vacation in the Galápagos offers snorkeling, cave exploration, mountain hikes, tortoises and, sometimes, a little mystery.
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Science | The Guardian

British archaeology is in a fight for survival The first University Archaeology Day marks a point of crisis in British archaeology. As student applications fall, threatening university departments with cuts, commercial demand for archaeologists is soaring, leaving a looming skills shortage On 22 June, the first ever University Archaeology Day will be hosted by University College London . The event aims to promote archaeology as a university s
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Danske virksomheder forsømmer at bruge smarte produkterTre ud af fire fremstillingsvirksomheder i Danmark arbejder ikke med smarte produkter. Flere årtiers lean-optimering har drænet innovationsevnen, mener professor i kunstig intelligens.
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Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years agoAn analysis of stalagmite records from White Moon Cave in the Santa Cruz Mountains shows that 8200 years ago the California coast underwent 150 years of exceptionally wet and stormy weather. This is the first high resolution record of how the Holocene cold snap affected the California climate.
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Forecasting strong precipitation—the potential of potential deformationVorticity, divergence and deformation are the three basic characteristics of wind fields. While many previous studies have revealed and confirmed the close relationship between both vorticity and divergence and the occurrence of precipitation, few have focused on the deformation of the precipitating atmosphere. In fact, deformation is closely related to the occurrence and distribution of strong pr
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Mixed conifer and beech forests complement each other in the use of resources, unless rainfall is lowComplementarity between Scots pine and broad-leafed species in the use of available resources such as water may increase the growth of mixed forests comprising both species compared with pure forests with only one. However, the lack of rainwater reduces this advantage in species that, like the Scots pine, do not tolerate shade, because increased competition for water does not allow them to compete
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The Atlantic

Will Congress Cede Its War-Making Authority to Trump? On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will take up a proposed authorization for the use of military force. This initiative not only requires Congress to take on renewed responsibility for America’s 15-year struggle against the Taliban and Al Qaeda. It has the great merit of requiring the House and Senate to take a clear stand, for the first time, on Obama’s decision to embark on a ca
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New Scientist - News

Tripping up: The real danger of microdosing with LSDIt may or may not improve your work performance, but a criminal record isn't worth the gamble. LSD should be downgraded
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Science : NPR

Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses A yoga class designed specifically for lower back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in easing pain, the study says. The class and teacher manuals are available online, for free. (Image credit: Comstock Images/Getty Images)
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Dagens Medicin

Få børn med psykoser har gavn af antipsykotisk medicin Danske forskere har undersøgt virkningen af antipsykotisk medicin på børn. Færre har gavn af medicinen, og flere har bivirkninger, end forskerne havde forventet.
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Dagens Medicin

Fortsat OK-forhandlinger mellem PLO og Danske Regioner PLO og regionerne arbejder stadigvæk på at blive enige om en OK-aftale. PLO ser ifølge formand Christian Freitag meget gerne en aftale ’inden længe’.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast... 8,200 years agoThe weather report for California 8,200 years ago was exceptionally wet and stormy.
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds

A year on, Brexit brings lessons in uncertainty It is more important to understand the electorate than to make predictions about the outcome of elections, says Jane Green. Nature 546 453 doi: 10.1038/546453a
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Dagens Medicin

Patienter skal hurtigere og nemmere have målt hjerterytme Patienter med hjertebanken skal undersøges i almen praksis i stedet for på hospitalet, mener kardiologer, der er inspireret af hollandsk model.
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Ingeniøren

Fra den teknologiske frontlinje: Fremtidens transport er digitalSå er den europæiske ITS kongres i Strasbourg skudt i gang. Den europæiske ITS verden - med EU-kommissionen i spidsen - er mødt op for at udveksle erfaringer og sætte ny mål. Det står fra starten klart, at vi skal arbejde meget mere målrettet og investere, hvis vi skal udnytte de nye potential...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How to grow a structure using 'mushroom sausages'A Brunel University London student has been exploring how mushrooms can be used to grow robust zero-waste structures as an alternative to conventional building techniques.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in ArgentinaIn a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers find new vehicle emissions to be deceptively cleanFor years, automakers have been working to reduce pollutant levels coming out of motor vehicles' tailpipes. Airborne particulate matter, for example, is present in automobile exhaust and has been shown to contribute to tens of thousands of premature deaths in the United States each year.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Lightning kills 22 in BangladeshLightning strikes have killed at least 22 people in Bangladesh in the last 48 hours, authorities said Tuesday, a week after monsoon rains triggered a series of deadly landslides in the country.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Google's search engine aims to become employment engineGoogle is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine.
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Viden

Hvornår har en vindmølle tjent sig hjem igen energimæssigt?Det tager faktisk ikke mere end tre til seks måneder, men potentialet er endnu større.
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Viden

Astronomer finder ti nye planeter med mulighed for livNasa har med Kepler-teleskopet opdaget ti nye klippeplaneter, som kan have flydende vand og dermed liv.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Students of all races and ethnicities benefit from ethnically diverse middle schoolsMore than half of school-age youth in the United States are members of ethnic minority groups, yet the nation's public schools are becoming less ethnically diverse. Recognizing these conflicting trends and the lack of research on the effects of ethnic diversity, a new study sought to determine how the diversity of middle school students and classrooms shapes students' self-reported well-being and
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Watching cities grow—New algorithms for evaluating satellite dataThree million measurement points in one square kilometer: Prof. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team have set a world record in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images stacks of the TerraSAR-X radar satellite
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Selfish gene acts as both poison and antidote to eliminate competitionResearchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in collaboration with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have identified an unprecedented genetic survival strategy that would be right at home in an Agatha Christie murder mystery novel.
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Dagens Medicin

Ny helikopterlandingsplads indviet på OUH Transport fra landingsplads til akutmodtagelse bliver reduceret med 10 til 15 minutter.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hiding true self harms career and sense of belongingHiding your true self at work can damage your career and reduce your sense of belonging in the workplace, a new study suggests.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles researchAn innovative technique using light and tiny bubbles to propel microparticles at forces many times greater than previously achieved has been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Researchers unravel mechanism behind bowel paralysis after surgeryIn the days following abdominal surgery, patients' intestinal contents pass more slowly or not at all. New research at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, has now shown that this phenomenon -- known as post-operative ileus or bowel paralysis -- is not caused by the cells previously identified as the main players. Quite the opposite, in fact: the cells even help restore bowel function. The f
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Ingeniøren

EU: Vi skal finde over 75 mia. kr. til at bygge fusionsreaktor færdigHvis fusionsreaktoren Iter skal levere sit første plasma i 2025, er der ikke plads til uforudsete udgifter og hændelser. En margin på 24 måneder burde indregnes, mener både EU og USA.
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Gizmodo

In Black Panther & The Crew, Hydra’s Getting Into the Most Nefarious Business of All: Gentrification Marvel In this week’s issue of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther & The Crew , T’Challa, Storm, and Misty Knight continue to look into the mysterious death of Harlem-based civil rights activist Ezra Miller. The team’s sleuthing takes them to the newly christened “So-Ha,”a place that used to be known as South Harlem. Coates is taking his time doling out crucial bits of information about The Crew ’s l
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Science-Based Medicine

Fun with Spanish Flu MythsThere are many myths about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Some of them are pretty funny.
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Science | The Guardian

Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks Carcharhinus longimanus return annually to the waters around Cat Island in the Bahamas. I went to take a closer look at this once-abundant top predator My face is pressed up against the window and my brow is furrowed. For someone about to land in the Bahamas I look surprisingly troubled. I am trying to figure out the size of the swell and the prevailing wind direction from 10,000ft up in the air.
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Science | The Guardian

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab to stop heart attacks could be close Vaccine to be trialled by humans could be effective alternative to statins A vaccine jab that prevents heart attacks could be imminent after promising early research shows how the immune system can be directed to lower cholesterol. Patients have already been enrolled into a phase one trial to see if the approach, so far tested on mice, will work in humans. Continue reading...
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Ingeniøren

Betaler for sårbarheder i eget system: Der burde være findeløn til folk, der finder huller i offentlige it-systemer Mens der ikke er tradition for at betale folk for at finde sårbarheder i offentlige it-systemer herhjemme, så betaler danske Queue-It for sårbarheder årligt. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/betaler-saarbarheder-eget-system-ville-vaere-katastrofalt-hvis-nogen-faar-hacket-sig-ind Version2
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Dagens Medicin

Forskerspire opdagede lavere effekt og sikkerhedsbrist ved nyt hjerteapparatur Ph.d.-studerende Anders Sjørslev Schmidt ved Regionshospitalet Randers har vist, at nyt apparatur kan have forskelle i effektivitet eller sikkerhed i forhold til. Resultatet, der har indbragt ham tre forskningspriser, er med til at sikre effektiv behandling til patienter med forkammerflimren.
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NYT > Science

Exxon Mobil Lends Its Support to a Carbon Tax ProposalThe company is joining other oil companies and corporate giants to endorse a plan from the Climate Leadership Council to tax fossil fuels and pay the dividends to taxpayers.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Familiar faces look happier than unfamiliar onesPeople tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Older people who feel close to God have well-being that grows with frequent prayerAs people grow older, those who are securely attached to God are more likely to have a sense of well-being -- and the more frequently they pray, the greater that feeling, according to a Baylor University study. But those who feel more distant from God do not receive the same benefit.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Tiny bubbles provide tremendous propulsion in new microparticles research-Ben-Gurion U.The new technique could have significant implications in the development of micromotors and optical devices for use in solar cell optics. 'What we ultimately hope to achieve is a highly accurate, passive technology for use in a concentrated solar device that would follow the sun without the need for a mechanical tracking mechanism,' says Dr. Avi Niv, study co-author.
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Boyhood violence victims are more likely to commit similar acts on intimate partnersAccording to new research, 60 percent of college-aged men reported being both victims and perpetrators of violence with an intimate partner in the year before their participation in the study.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Watching cities growThree million measurement points in one square kilometer: Prof. Xiaoxiang Zhu and her team have set a world record in information retrieval from satellite data. Thanks to new algorithms, the researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) succeeded in making four-dimensional point clouds of Berlin, Las Vegas, Paris and Washington, D.C. from images stacks of the TerraSAR-X radar satellite
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Hiding true self harms career and sense of belongingHiding your true self at work can damage your career and reduce your sense of belonging in the workplace, a new study suggests.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgeryVanderbilt engineers have designed a 'granular jamming cap' filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated 'GPS' system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Selfish gene acts as both poison and antidote to eliminate competitionResearchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in collaboration with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have identified an unprecedented genetic survival strategy that would be right at home in an Agatha Christie murder mystery novel.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Positive engagement in preschool key to developmental gainsMany interventions and programs designed to improve low-income children's lives focus on providing high-quality early-childhood education. Preschool classrooms that are emotionally supportive, well-organized, and cognitively stimulating can help boost children's learning and development. Yet for the most part, focusing on the quality of early-childhood education has emphasized teachers, often miss
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Students of all races & ethnicities benefit from ethnically diverse middle schoolsMore than half of school-age youth in the United States are members of ethnic minority groups, yet the nation's public schools are becoming less ethnically diverse. Recognizing these conflicting trends and the lack of research on the effects of ethnic diversity, a new study sought to determine how the diversity of middle school students and classrooms shapes students' self-reported well-being and
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Radiologists seek greater involvement in patient careDespite constraints of time and workload, radiologists are looking for ways to become more directly involved in the care of their patients, according to the findings of a recent survey of radiologists.
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The Atlantic

GOP Firm Exposed U.S. Voters' Personal Data For two weeks in the June, the personal information of nearly every U.S. voter was available on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server after a marketing firm hired by the Republican National Committee (RNC) failed to password protect its data. The BBC reports that the leak represents the largest breach of electoral data in the U.S. to date, leaving the information of nearly 200 million registe
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Ingeniøren

Minister puster nyt liv i Københavns Ring 5-motorvejVi skal helt klart have en Ring 5-motorvej rundt om København, siger transportminister Ole Birk Olesen. Han er klar til at koble skeptiske nordsjællændere af projektet.
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New on MIT Technology Review

The Unaffordable Urban ParadiseTech startups helped turn a handful of metro areas into megastars. Now they’re tearing those cities apart.
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Live Science

Gallstones: Causes, Treatment and PreventionGallstones are small deposits of bile inside the gallbladder, a saclike structure that stores the bile for digestion in the small intestine.
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Live Science

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Finds Hundreds of New Exoplanets, Boosts Total to 4,034NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has been used to detect 219 new planet candidates, including 10 in the so-called habitable zones of the stars they orbit.
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TEDTalks (video)

The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David MilibandSixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what we stand for, says David Miliband -- and each of us has a personal responsibility to help solve it. In this must-watch talk, Miliband gives us specific, tangible ways to help refugees and turn empathy and altruism into action.
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Ingeniøren

Fem ingeniører og it-folk fortæller: Derfor er vindindustrien værd at arbejde i Hvordan beholder Danmark førstepladsen i vind? Og hvorfor er det interessant at arbejde i vindbranchen som ingeniør og it-professionel? Læs de svar og endnu flere fra fem branchefolk. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/fem-ingenioerer-it-folk-fortaeller-saadan-havnede-vi-vindmoellebranchen-8655 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Gizmodo

In a Rare Moment of Self-Doubt, Steve Jobs Wanted a Back Button on the iPhone Photo: Getty Steve Jobs was legendary for knowing what he wanted and leaning on his designers until he got it. But according to a new book on the history of the iPhone, he insisted that it should have a back button. After one of his people presented a good argument for the distinctive single home button, he backed down. The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant has been g
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Gizmodo

Welcome to Three-Minute TV; Snapchat Plans a Lineup of New Shows Image via AP. If you are an on-the-go urban millennial who demands premium content across various platforms in order to be engaged, especially platforms which make premium content disappear when it ceases to engage you, then great news: Snapchat has signed a $100 million deal with Time Warner to produce shows in three to five-minute segments, the New York Post reports. This is the latest boon for
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The Atlantic

Brexit Negotiations Begin Officials gathered on Monday at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels for the first day of Brexit negotiations, which will soon set the terms of the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union. While Monday’s talks aimed to establish priorities and secure a timetable for the U.K.’s departure, it refrained from any discussion of trade, per the EU’s request. To some extent, this signaled weak
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Demographic differences in both diabetes rates and care soughtDiabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of people in the United States and has more than doubled in prevalence over the past 20 years. Diabetes brings a wide array of complications that can harm the cardiovascular system and other organs, and it has been found to affect some groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and people with low incomes, at a disproportionate rate.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Molecules with potential against HIV produced by scientstsAs the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Now scientists report a rapid method to access new molecules that could inhibit the virus that causes AIDS.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Transforming last night's leftovers into green energyIn a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a study.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaursHuge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new research has found.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Mapping how words leap from brain to tongueHow the brain narrows down a smorgasbord of related concepts to the one word you're truly seeking is a complicated and poorly understood cognitive task. Looking at epilepsy patients who had a grid of electrodes directly atop their brains, researchers delved into this question and found that wide, overlapping swaths of the brain work in parallel to retrieve the correct word from memory.
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Gizmodo

If You Ordered a Rare Indian Root Online, It's Probably Just a Dried Lizard Penis Yellow Monitor Lizard. Photo: Getty The Hatha Jodi root is believed to bring good luck, allegedly because it looks like two praying hands. You know what also looks like two praying hands? Dried lizard penis. And poachers have noticed. According to a statement from the nonprofit group World Animal Protection , scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University in England have confirmed various speci
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The Atlantic

The Quintessential Americanness of Juneteenth Juneteenth has always been touched with irony. Although it is the most popular Emancipation Day holiday in the country, it marks neither the legal or the de facto end of slavery in the country. The lesser-known Jubilee on New Year’s Day more properly commemorates the Emancipation Proclamation, the 1863 executive order that technically freed enslaved people in the rebel states. Memorial Day—first
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Science : NPR

When Is It 'Terrorism'? How The Media Cover Attacks By Muslim Perpetrators In the last five years, 12 percent of terrorist attacks in the U.S. were carried out by Muslims and more than 50 percent by far right extremists. So why the media focus on "Islamic terrorism"? (Image credit: David McNew /AFP/Getty Images)
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Science | The Guardian

Nasa's Kepler telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets: 'We are not alone' Rocky worlds discovered by Kepler telescope are right distance from their parent stars for water to pool on the surface Astronomers have added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond our solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting their chances of hosting life. Scientists found the candidates in a final batch of Nasa’s Kepler Space Telescop
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Ars Technica

Supreme Court turns down EFF’s “Dancing Baby” fair use case Enlarge / Prince performing on stage during the 1984 Purple Rain tour. (credit: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns ) The Supreme Court has decided not to take up the case of Lenz v. Universal , a ten-year-old copyright lawsuit initiated by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that helped determine the boundaries of "fair use." Today's order leaves standing an earlier ruling by the US Court of Appeals for th
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Believing the system is fair predicts worsening self-esteem and behavior for youthDisadvantaged youth who believe that the American social system is fair develop lower self-esteem, engage in risky behaviors, and are less attentive in the classroom over the course of middle school, finds a study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Gizmodo

Which Tech Industry Leaders Ditched the White House Tech Summit Today? Photo: Getty Trump summoned his group of tech-world minions to the White House today for another round of nervously nodding and accomplishing nothing. But attendance was down a little bit this time around. Sure, plenty of cowards still showed up with a foolish but optimistic gleam in their eye. But some, at least, seem to be feeling that this shit just isn’t worth it. The purpose of the meeting o
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Science : NPR

Ethiopia's Coffee Farmers Are 'On The Front Lines Of Climate Change' A new study says that Ethiopia could lose more than 50 percent of its coffee growing regions to climate change. But, higher altitude areas could become more suitable for coffee in the coming decades. (Image credit: Courtesy of Alan Schaller)
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Believing the system is fair predicts worsening self-esteem and behavior for youthDisadvantaged youth who believe that the American social system is fair develop lower self-esteem, engage in risky behaviors, and are less attentive in the classroom over the course of middle school, finds a study led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Futurity.org

To find Earth-like planets, look at lots in less detail Using a statistical comparative approach may make finding habitable, Earth-like planets or alien life more efficient, a team of astronomers suggests in a new paper. “The nature of proof should not be: ‘Can we point at a planet and say, yes or no, that’s the planet hosting alien life,” says Jacob Bean, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at University of Chicago. “It’s a statistical
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Gizmodo

The Newer, Smaller WeMo Switch Is Back Down To Its Smallest Price WeMo Mini Smart Plug , $30 Not only is the new WeMo Mini Smart Plug smaller than the top-selling original so as to only cover one outlet, it’s also cheaper. You’ll almost always see it available for $35, but today on Amazon, it’s knocked down to $30 . Despite its diminutive size, this includes all the same features as the full-sized WeMo Switch, including IFTTT support, Alexa compatibility, and a
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Wired

198 Million Voter Records Exposed in a Common Database FailureDatabase security continues to be a major pain point. Just ask the nearly 200 million people whose personal info got left exposed on the internet.
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The Atlantic

Cuba Won't Negotiate Trump's New Policy Speaking at a news conference in Vienna, Austria on Monday, Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said his nation was not interested in negotiating with the Trump administration over a newly-proposed policy to limit tourism and trade to the island. Cuba “will never negotiate under pressure or under threat,” Rodriquez said, while also refusing to return U.S. fugitives to whom Cuba has granted
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Vaccine that lowers cholesterol offers hope of immunizing against cardiovascular diseaseA vaccine to immunise people against high levels of cholesterol and the narrowing of the arteries caused by build-up of fatty material (atherosclerosis) may be possible following successful results in mice. Now, a phase I trial in patients has started to see if the findings translate to humans. The study is published in the European Heart Journal.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Implant infections could be banished thanks to scaffold breakthroughResearchers in Ireland have taken a major step forward in the battle against medical implant infections.They developed a new type of implant scaffold to provide localised drug treatment and prevent infection, which has already proven effective against two types of major problem bacteria.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Tense Times What We’re Following Another Attack in London: A man was arrested for terrorism and attempted murder after driving a van into a crowd of people who were leaving a nearby mosque early Monday morning, killing one person and wounding 10. According to reports, he shouted, “I want to kill all Muslims.” The tactics mirror those used by ISIS, and the attack feeds into the extremist group’s narrative of
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Implant infections could be banished thanks to scaffold breakthroughResearchers in Ireland have taken a major step forward in the battle against medical implant infections.
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Big Think

What Ancient Stoic Philosophers Can Teach Us About Happiness (& The Skills It Needs) Our way of life needs a skills upgrade, to reinstall certain old stoic ideas. Using your rights well needs "happiness bootcamp" skills. Read More
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Ars Technica

Web host agrees to pay $1m after it’s hit by Linux-targeting ransomware (credit: Aurich Lawson) A Web-hosting service recently agreed to pay $1 million to a ransomware operation that encrypted data stored on 153 Linux servers and 3,400 customer websites, the company said recently. The South Korean Web host, Nayana, said in a blog post published last week that initial ransom demands were for five billion won worth of Bitcoin, which is roughly $4.4 million. Company neg
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Kepler shows small exoplanets are either super-Earths or mini-NeptunesThe final catalog from the Kepler space telescope splits Earthlike exoplanets into two groups and pinpoints 10 new rocky planets in the habitable zone.
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The Atlantic

The Supreme Court Offers a Warning on Free Speech The U.S. Supreme Court handed down two notable victories for free-speech advocates on Monday as it nears the end of its current term. The two First Amendment cases came to the Court from starkly different circumstances, but the justices emphasized a similar theme in both rulings: Beware what the free-speech restrictions of today could be used to justify tomorrow. In the first case, Matal v. Tam ,
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The Atlantic

The North Korea Crisis, Explained North Korea is an insulated rogue state that will do anything to survive. To understand how the standoff between Pyongyang and the world became so dire, it helps to go back to the founding of North Korea nearly 70 years ago, explains Mark Bowden in this short video.
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NYT > Science

Yearning for New Physics at CERN, in a Post-Higgs WayPhysicists monitoring the Large Hadron Collider are seeking clues to a theory that will answer deeper questions about the cosmos. But the silence from the frontier has been ominous.
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New Scientist - News

World’s largest annual wildlife drowning boosts river ecosystemThousands of wildebeest drown as they cross the Mara river in Kenya on their yearly migration – creating a boon for the river’s ecosystem
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Gizmodo

The Official Reason for Star Trek: Discovery's Many Delays Is 'World Building Is Hard' Image: Still via Youtube Earlier today CBS finally announced a premiere date for Star Trek: Discovery , ending months of delaying the series even further from its original January 2017 release window. The series’ showrunners also gave an answer as to why the show constantly got pushed back... and well, let’s just say it has us raising a furtive eyebrow, Spock-style. Speaking to Entertainment Week
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The Atlantic

Trump's Self-Contradictory Defense Donald Trump sent one of his attorneys, Jay Sekulow, out on Sunday to hit the major politics talk shows. Sekulow nearly completed the Full Ginsburg —he missed only ABC’s This Week , on which he appeared last Sunday—but aside from that achievement, it didn’t go so well. Sekulow insisted that President Trump was not under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. This denial was somewhat dif
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Slow Jam the Senate Today in 5 Lines The Supreme Court will consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution. Democrats will begin using parliamentary tactics to disrupt Senate proceedings as part of an effort to push back against Republicans’ secrecy in drafting a new health-care proposal. The Metropolitan Police arrested a man in connection with the attack on a crowd of worshippers near a mosque
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Scientific American Content: Global

Wacky Florida's Weird ScienceJournalist Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times talks about his book, Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

The top ten games to watch for after E3 2017 The E3 experience this year was so overwhelming that we needed to take the weekend to decompress and filter out the wheat from the chaff in our heads. Now that we've had some time to think about it, we've settled on the below list of ten games that stood out among the crowded halls and packed booths of E3 2017 . Here they are in alphabetical order. Enjoy! A Way Out Developer: Hazelight Platforms:
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Yoga is an effective alternative to physical therapy for easing low back painA study of 320 predominantly low-income, racially diverse adults with chronic low back pain found that yoga was as safe and effective as physical therapy for restoring function and relieving pain. Compared to an education only intervention, patients who did yoga or physical therapy were also less likely to take pain medications at 12 weeks. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine
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The Atlantic

The Supreme Court's Ominous National Security Ruling “If you are cold, put on a sweater, perhaps an overcoat, and maybe even turn up the heat,” Justice Stephen Breyer told his colleagues from the Supreme Court bench Monday. “But don’t set fire to the house.” Breyer favors deliberative rhetoric; but Monday he was, himself, in a low-key way, on fire. Breyer was dissenting in Ziglar v. Abbasi , in which the court, by a 4-2 vote, held that a group of n
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Live Science

Downward Dog, Doctor's Order: Yoga Could Ease Back PainTo ease low back pain, you may want try a downward dog: A new study suggests that doing yoga may be as effective as physical therapy for reducing low back pain.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital sparkOne of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. Psychological scientists have now developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark: pictures of puppies and bunnies.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Combining immunotherapies effective against mouse model of cancerA recent study points to a new treatment strategy for rhabdomyosarcoma that takes advantage of the body's own immune response.
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Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolioCan the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study describes a more complicated reality. Researchers argue that achieving net-zero carbon emissions requires the incorporation of a much broader suite of energy sources
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3-year global coral bleaching event over, but still badA mass bleaching of coral reefs worldwide has finally ended after three years, U.S. scientists announced Monday.
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Biologists discover the immune system can eliminate cells with too many or too few chromosomesMost living cells have a defined number of chromosomes: Human cells, for example, have 23 pairs. As cells divide, they can make errors that lead to a gain or loss of chromosomes, which is usually very harmful.
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DNA reveals how cats achieved world dominationAnalysis of 9,000 years of cat remains suggests two waves of migration
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How cells combat chromosome imbalanceMIT biologists have now identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate genetically imbalanced cells from the body.
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Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxideMost cars and trucks in the United States run on a blend of 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethanol, a renewable fuel made primarily from fermented corn. But to produce the 14 billion gallons of ethanol consumed annually by American drivers requires millions of acres of farmland.
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Potential Atlantic Ocean Tropical Cyclone 2 examined by NASANASA provided rainfall data and cloud height information to the forecasters monitoring the developing tropical cyclone 2 in the western Atlantic Ocean. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the organizing storm on June 19. The storm has already generated a number of warnings and watches in the Caribbean and Venezuela.
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Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
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Doctors Want Sugar and 'Cancer-Causing' Foods Out of HospitalsThe AMA is taking aim at hospitals with a policy recommendation encouraging healthier food and drink options for patients, visitors and staff.
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The Supreme Court Just Protected Your Right to FacebookA registered sex offender has just become the world's most unlikely free speech crusader.
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Otto Warmbier Dies Updated at 5:17 p.m. ET Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who spent a year in a North Korean prison before being released last week in a coma, died Monday, his family said. He was 22. “We would like to thank the wonderful professionals at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who did everything they could for Otto,” the Warmbier family said in a statement . “Unfortunately, t
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London and the Clash of the Extremists Violent extremists march over the bodies of the innocent in an effort to rip societies apart and rebuild them in a darker image. While extremists do sometimes fight each other directly , they rely on the tool of terrorism to aim their fire at the center of society. The immediate effect is to cut down people who are simply trying to live their lives in peace. The ultimate goal is to destroy the ce
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Combining immunotherapies effective against mouse model of cancerA recent study by researchers at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital points to a new treatment strategy for rhabdomyosarcoma that takes advantage of the body's own immune response.
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How to Fight Superbugs Drug-resistant bacteria is rapidly outpacing the development of new drugs. A 2016 report, The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, estimates that globally 700,000 people die each year from drug-resistant bacterial infections. Part of the problem is that developing new drugs has become increasingly difficult. That’s why Andrew Roberts, a British bacterial scientist, is returning to a more primitive
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Injustice's Booster Gold and Blue Beetle Might Be a Couple The entire point of DC’s Injustice is to imagine a universe in which traditional canon is basically thrown out of the window in favor of a riveting series of what ifs. What if Superman became tyrannical despot? What if everyone had super strength? What if... Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle were lovers? In the most recent issue of Injustice 2 , the entire world is forced to watch as Ra’s Al Ghul
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What is so special about the human brain? Suzana Herculano-Houzel submitted by /u/artificialbrainxyz [link] [comments]
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Potential Atlantic Ocean Tropical Cyclone 2 examined by NASANASA provided rainfall data and cloud height information to the forecasters monitoring the developing Tropical Cyclone 2 in the western Atlantic Ocean. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the organizing storm on June 19. The storm has already generated a number of warnings and watches in the Caribbean and Venezuela.
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Discovery could lead to sustainable ethanol made from carbon dioxideA recent discovery by Stanford University scientists could lead to a new, more sustainable way to make ethanol without corn or other crops. This promising technology has three basic components: water, carbon dioxide and electricity delivered through a copper catalyst.
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Understanding HIV's persistenceStudy sheds new light on the mechanism underlying the persistence of HIV-1 infected cells despite antiviral treatment.
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CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing reverses Huntington's in mouse modelEmory researchers used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to snip part of a gene producing toxic Huntington's disease protein aggregates in the brains of 9-month-old mice. Weeks later, where the delivery vehicle was applied, aggregated proteins had almost disappeared. In addition, the motor abilities of the mice had improved, although not to the level of control mice.
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Healthcare providers should individualize patient educationHealth information should be tailored to a patient's ability to understand health concepts and keep them motivated to maintain long-term changes.
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Family of patients with NAFLD and cirrhosis are at increased risk of liver fibrosisNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to cirrhosis and eventual liver disease. Family members of individuals diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are at a higher risk for developing the disease themselves. This week in the JCI, a clinical trial led by Rohit Loomba at UCSD reports that these family members are also at an elevated risk for liver fibrosis.
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Accidentally Made Urban Wetlands May Benefit Your Backyard Accidentally Made Urban Wetlands May Benefit Your Backyard Wetlands can form in overlooked spaces, and that might be a good thing. AccidentalWetland_PhoenixAZ.jpg Accidental wetland study site under highways near Phoenix, Arizona. Image credits: Courtesy of Monica Palta Earth Monday, June 19, 2017 - 14:30 Olivia Trani, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Monica Palta always tries to grab the window s
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Twin Peaks Is Finally Headed Somewhere Seven episodes into the return of Twin Peaks , even a devoted viewer might be forgiven for not knowing exactly what David Lynch’s 18-hour Showtime revival of his most beloved property is about. He’s unfurled dozens of story threads—including a murder investigation, various bits of small-town surrealism, and a magical glass box in New York—that all seem like possible red herrings. The most recent
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The Jaunty Horror of Orange Is the New Black In the action-packed second half of Orange Is the New Black ’s fifth season, a number of horrific events occurred. A prison guard stalked and kidnapped women. He ripped clumps of hair off Red, leaving her scalp bald and bloody. He broke Alex’s arm. Suzanne had a psychotic breakdown that left her screaming and ripping the fiberboard tiles from the ceiling. In a flashback scene, a male prisoner was
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Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: studyClimate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned Monday.
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US regulators sue to block merger of fantasy sports sitesUS regulators announced Monday legal action to block the merger of fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel, which allow fans to create teams for virtual matchups in cyberspace.
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Bacterial classification may be more elusive than previously thoughtNew research from Dartmouth College raises questions over how scientists should interpret observed groupings of bacteria. The study advises caution with the assumption that bacterial clusters are always a result of ecological and genetic forces.
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Wheat coproducts vary in protein digestibility when fed to pigsResearch from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock.
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Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals Enlarge / Scientists tracked cat genetics partly by studying the evolution of the "blotched tabby," pictured here in excruciatingly cute detail. (credit: Anne ) People who live with cats like to joke about how these small fuzzy creatures are still wild, basically training us rather than the other way around. Now a new genetic study of ancient cat DNA reveals that we are basically right. Cats were
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CCNY researchers produce molecules with potential against HIVAs the HIV/AIDS epidemic approaches its fourth decade, each year brings promising news of pioneering research to alleviate the scourge. Add City College of New York scientists to the list with a rapid method to access new molecules that could inhibit the virus that causes AIDS.
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Researchers find demographic differences in both diabetes rates and care soughtDiabetes is a serious health condition that affects millions of people in the United States and has more than doubled in prevalence over the past 20 years. Diabetes brings a wide array of complications that can harm the cardiovascular system and other organs, and it has been found to affect some groups, such as racial and ethnic minorities and people with low incomes, at a disproportionate rate.
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The Strategies That Science Actually Shows Are Effective For Depression: Brain studies have supported the fact that CBT does seem to do something to our brains. submitted by /u/symonsymone [link] [comments]
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What Is Putin Up To in Syria? At home the American president is beset by questions about his ties with Russia. But in Syria, U.S.-Russian ties are unraveling. On Monday, after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time in the civil war, the Russian Defense Ministry suspended a hotline for avoiding unintended conflict with the U.S. military in the crowded skies over Syria. And it didn’t stop there. The m
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Mesh Networking On a Budget: Get Three TP-Link Decos For Just $180 TP-Link Deco M5 Mesh Router 3-Pack , $180 with code 50RADIO and $20 clippable coupon Update 6/19 : This code is still valid, but an on-screen clippable $20 coupon will bring it down to $180. That’s just $60 per router! TP-Link just came out with their answer to the mesh networking trend, and you can get three Deco M5 routers for just $200 today with promo code 50RADIO . By virtue of being new, th
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Three chameleon species discoveredA doctoral candidate liked to catch lizards when he was little, but never imagined he would be catching and discovering new species of chameleons. He has now discovered three new species of chameleons. The reptile trio, historically thought to be a single species, was found in different parts of the Albertine Rift in Central Africa.
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Macron's Majority French President Emmanuel Macron’s decisive win in the second round of the country’s legislative election Sunday was no surprise, with polls projecting strong showings for both Macron’s La République En Marche (LREM) party and its small centrist ally, Democratic Movement (MoDem), which collectively took 350 of the National Assembly’s 577 seats. While the results mark a transformation of France’s
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Supreme Court Rules Sex Offenders Can't Be Barred from Social Media Photo: Getty. In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law that prevents sex offenders from posting on social media where children might be present, saying it “impermissibly restricts lawful speech.” In doing so, the Supreme Court asserted what we all know to be true: Posting is essential to the survival of the republic. The court ruled that to “foreclose acce
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New Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Soil MicrobesThe discovery of peptides, enzymes, and other gene products that confer antibiotic resistance could give clues to how it develops.
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More Details Surface About Carrie Fisher's Death Carrie Fisher on the set of Empire Strikes Back. Image: YouTube “My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it,” Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd told People this weekend in a compassionate statement about her mother’s passing. Fisher’s autopsy has, tragically, confirmed her struggle continued right up to her death. A newly released coroner’s rep
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X-ray eyes in the sky: New method for 3-D through-wall imaging that utilizes drones and WiFiResearchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have given the first demonstration of three-dimensional imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The technique, which involves two drones working in tandem, could have a variety of applications, such as emergency search-and-rescue, archaeological discovery and structural monitoring.
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New fossils shake up history of amphibians with no legsThe oldest near-relative of today’s snake-shaped caecilians could have an unexpected backstory.
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How Cats Leapt from the Wild to Our SofasTamed cats spread across the globe beginning almost 10,000 years ago, becoming the rodent-killing helpers of early farmers, mariners and Vikings. This video was reproduced with permission and was... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Now That Amazon Bought Whole Foods, What's next for Shopping? Amazon's blockbuster purchase of Whole Foods will lead to big changes in how we shop. Read More
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Keeping California's natural gas system safeThe massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon shined a light on California's aging natural gas infrastructure. And five years of extreme drought also exacted its toll on transmission pipelines. Now the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been awarded $4.6 million by the California Energy Commission for two projects aimed at improving the safety and reliab
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How viewing cute animals can help rekindle marital sparkOne of the well-known challenges of marriage is keeping the passion alive after years of partnership, as passions tend to cool even in very happy relationships. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists led by James K. McNulty of Florida State University has developed an unconventional intervention for helping a marriage maintain its spark: pictures of puppies and bunnies.
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Freshwater from salt water using only solar energyA federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded a direct solar desalination technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to heat salt water for membrane distillation. The technology could provide off-grid water treatment for some of the 1 billion people who lack access to clean water.
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Bacterial classification may be more elusive than previously thoughtDartmouth study provides new insights into processes behind the evolution of microorganisms and describes what it means for existing bacterial classification approaches.
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Chemistry of sea spray particles linked for first time to formation processA team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified for the first time what drives the observed differences in the chemical make-up of sea spray particles ejected from the ocean by breaking waves.
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Scientists demonstrate adaptation of animal vision in extreme environmentsCell biologists at the University of Toronto have discovered animals can adapt their ability to see even with extreme changes in temperature. The researchers looked deeply into the eyes of catfish living in cold-water streams at altitudes of up to nearly 3 km in the Andes Mountains, and found the protein known as rhodopsin that enables vision in dim light also accelerates the speed at which vision
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Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian aliveResearchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian brethren to wormlike creatures with a backbone and two rows of sharp teeth. Named Chinlestegophis jenkinsi, the newfound fossil is the oldest relative of the most mysterious group of amphibians: caecilians. Today, these limbless, colorful s
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Wildebeest feast: Mass drownings fuel the Mara River ecosystemEach year, more than a million wildebeest migrate through Africa's Serengeti Mara Ecosystem. While crossing the Kenyan reach of the Mara River, thousands perish. A new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to reveal how wildebeest drownings impact the ecology of the iconic river.
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Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaursHuge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new Oxford University research has found.
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'Full toolbox' needed to solve the climate change problemSolving the climate change problem means transitioning to an energy system that emits little or no greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. According to new work from a team of experts including Carnegie's Ken Caldeira, achieving a near-zero-emissions energy system will depend on being able to draw on a diverse portfolio of near-zero-emissions energy technologies.
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Deaths of migrating wildebeests key to Serengeti's vibrant ecosystemWildebeest carcasses, casualties of the world's largest overland animal migration, pile up annually on the banks of the Mara River in Africa and play a crucial role in vibrant ecosystem of the Serengeti plains, a new Yale-led study has found.
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The Asian summer monsoon -- a smokestack to the Northern Hemisphere stratosphereThe formation of Asian tropopause aerosol layer is considered to be caused by the Asian summer monsoon, which effectively pumps the Asian pollutants to the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, leading to enhanced aerosol formation. Chinese and American scientists used in situ measurements combined with modeling work to show that these particles subsequently spread throughout the entire Northe
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Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolioCan the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a study in PNAS by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David Victor and George Tynan from UC San Diego argue that achieving net-zero carbon emissions requires i
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Looking for trouble: Territorial aggressions and trespasses pay off among primatesTwo decades of research show group augmentation, increased offspring or propensity for offspring, and other rewards outweigh risks in territorial boundary patrols by male chimpanzees.
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Team discovers 3 chameleon speciesUniversity of Texas at El Paso doctoral candidate Daniel Hughes has discovered three new species of chameleons. The reptile trio, historically thought to be a single species, was found in different parts of the Albertine Rift in Central Africa.
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DNA from Egyptian mummies and Viking graves reveals how cats conquered the world Animals Their trek from pest exterminator to pet. Felines took over the globe in two waves. Read on.
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The Great Thing About Mass Wildebeest Drownings Every year, 1.2 million blue wildebeest migrate across East Africa, and despite their extraordinary numbers, they can still take you by surprise. “It’s like magic,” says Amanda Subalusky from Yale University. “One day, there are these vast empty plains of really tall grass. The next morning, you’ll wake up and the plains will be full of animals as far as you can see. There’ll be black specks acro
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Olivia Trani Contributor Olivia Trani is a contributing writer from Richmond, Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science from the College of William & Mary and a master’s in science journalism from Boston University. Her work has appeared in the Boston University News Service and WBUR-FM. In her free time Olivia enjoys running and backpacking. Follow her on Twitter @ OliviaTran
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Brain stimulation protocol reduces spasticity in spinal cord injury patientsSpasticity, uncontrolled muscle contractions, is a common disorder experienced by patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Previous studies have shown that excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce spasticity. Researchers have now found that a protocol of rTMS, excitatory intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS), was successful in reducing spasticity in patients
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X-ray eyes in the sky: Drones and WiFi for 3-D through-wall imagingResearchers have given the first demonstration of 3-D imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The technique, which involves two drones working in tandem, could have a variety of applications, such as emergency search-and-rescue, archaeological discovery and structural monitoring.
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Potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumorsGenetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of the cancer.
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To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexibleScientists have measured a thin film made of a single type of conjugated polymer — a conducting plastic — as it interacted with ions and electrons. They show how there are rigid and non-rigid regions of the film, and that these regions could accommodate electrons or ions — but not both equally.
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New genetic mutations linked to eczemaA genetic mutation could be the cause of severe eczema, according to new research. Researchers believe these new findings could influence new treatment strategies for the millions of individuals who struggle with this chronic condition.
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Firefly gene illuminates ability of optimized CRISPR-Cpf1 to efficiently edit human genomeScientists have improved a state-of-the-art gene-editing technology to advance the system's ability to target, cut and paste genes within human and animal cells -- and broadening the ways the CRISPR-Cpf1 editing system may be used to study and fight human diseases.
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Snake Solution: Dangerous Venom Could Fight Kidney DiseaseThe green mamba snake is one of the deadliest in Africa. But one compound isolated from it's venom could help fight kidney disease, research suggests.
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Cat Tale: Ancient DNA Reveals How Your Kitty Came to BeModern cat lovers can thank the famers of ancient Anatolia in the Near East for domesticating their fluffy friends about 10,000 years ago, a new study finds.
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My buddy just sent me a pic of this shirt as a gag gift idea for our friend and I felt the need to share it with you all. Gotta love cogsci puns. submitted by /u/BuildMeAShip [link] [comments]
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Star Man: Q&A with Astronaut Chris HadfieldBefore taking the stage at Future Con, Hadfield spoke with Space.com about sharing his spacefaring adventures with eager audiences on Earth.
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Unseen Photos of Mount St. Helens Eruption Uncovered From Forgotten Camera Image: Kati Dimoff A vintage camera from the early 20th century containing a roll of undeveloped film has yielded an extraordinary set of images showing the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, considered among the most disastrous volcanic eruptions in US history. Whenever photographer Kati Dimoff finds herself in southeast Portland, she stops into the Goodwill on Grand Avenue and checks the film c
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I Ventured to the Most Radioactive Spot in Town With This Super High-Tech Radiation Camera If I were in America, the TSA agent would have called in backup on the spot and I would have received a long questioning. I had just asked the airport security agent if I could leave my laptop open as it rolled through the x-ray scanner. I pointed to the black thumb drive-looking thing sticking out of my USB port. I told them all I wanted to do was test the radiation levels using the attachment,
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A Guide to the 15 Powerful People Charged With Poisoning Flint Photo Illustration by Elena Scotti/Fusion/GMG, photos via AP Whatever you do, stop calling the Flint water crisis a “failure at all levels of government.” That’s the going line used by Congressional investigators , the Michigan governor , the Michigan Senate Majority Leader , and impassioned commentators around the country. And sure, this is one cliche that’s accurate. But the passive voice blurs
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Wildebeest feast: Mass drownings fuel the Mara River ecosystem(Millbrook, NY) Each year, more than a million wildebeest migrate through Africa's Serengeti Mara Ecosystem. While crossing the Kenyan reach of the Mara River, thousands perish. A new study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to reveal how wildebeest drownings impact the ecology of the iconic river.
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Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaursHuge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for the rise and age of the dinosaurs, new Oxford University research has found.
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Fighting global warming and climate change requires a broad energy portfolioCan the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation's leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the Un
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Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian aliveResearchers have determined that the fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian brethren to wormlike creatures with a backbone and two rows of sharp teeth.
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Scientists demonstrate adaptation of animal vision in extreme environmentsCell biologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have discovered animals can adapt their ability to see even with extreme changes in temperature.
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Chemistry of sea spray particles linked for first time to formation processA team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified for the first time what drives the observed differences in the chemical make-up of sea spray particles ejected from the ocean by breaking waves.
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Looking for trouble: Territorial aggressions and trespasses pay off among primatesTerritorial boundary patrolling by chimpanzees is a striking example of group-level cooperation displayed by our closest primate relatives.
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Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthoodAdolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research.
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Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancerScientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment, according to a new study.
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Scientists Sharply Rebut Influential Renewable-Energy PlanNearly two dozen researchers critique a proposal for wind, solar, and water power gaining traction in policy circles.
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Introducing Eyewire Mystic Science Heroes by Zoe Gillette The following post was first published on Discover. Four years ago a citizen science game called Eyewire hatched from Seung Lab, then at MIT and now at Princeton. Its goal was to pair up gamers with a challenge that has been bottlenecking neuroscience for decades: mapping the brain. Over the years the project grew. Hundreds of thousands of people helped, enabling ne
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Anxiety drug may prevent common virus that causes birth defectsCytomegalovirus is a common cause of seizures, deafness and Zika-like symptoms in infants. An anxiety drug available in France protects mice from the virus
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The Legacy and Lessons of Grenfell Tower The fire at the Grenfell Tower housing estate in West London last week has left, at present writing, 79 people missing and presumed dead. The business of figuring out the how and why of the disaster is already underway, and a few probable culprits have been identified, chief among them the callous neglect of officials both local and national. More (and probably worse) will come to light as the fo
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There’s a constitutional right to use social media, Supreme Court says Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images ) The US Supreme Court on Monday declared as unconstitutional a 2008 North Carolina law barring registered sex offenders from accessing commercial social media sites where minors may become members or create personal pages or profiles. The justices ruled that the law, used to prosecute more than 1,000 registered sex offenders, was a breach of the First Amend
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Digital Health Awards Winner The Dana Foundation’s Successful Aging & Your Brain PSA has won a Silver Award in the Digital Health Awards Spring 2017 competition! The video features a 90-second animation with four factors on how to live a brain healthy life. The award was submitted under the Educational Institution section and the Web-based Resource category. The Digital Health Awards recognizes high-quality health resources
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UTEP doctoral student discovers 3 chameleon speciesUniversity of Texas at El Paso doctoral candidate Daniel Hughes has discovered three new species of chameleons. The reptile trio, historically thought to be a single species, was found in different parts of the Albertine Rift in Central Africa.
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Global Health: The High-Tech Device That’s Like a Bouncer for MosquitoesNew traps that use infrared beams to identify insects are helping researchers capture more of the disease-carrying insects they need.
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Babies' DNA affects mothers' risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, study findsSome features in a baby's DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia -- a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy -- a major new international study has revealed for the first time.
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How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Sends You Letters about Your Medical Condition Image by Jim Cooke In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth. The letter, addressed to Franco personally, invited her to participate in a study of people with psoriasis, a condition that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin. Franco did not have psoriasis. But the year before, she remembered, she had searched for in
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Conquer the app store with this Swift 3 learning bundle for $35 Sponsored Post Get 64 hours of training and learn to build apps for iOS, macOS and Apple Watch. Conquer the app store with this Swift 3 learning bundle for $35. Get 64 hours of training and learn to build apps for iOS, macOS and Apple Watch. Read on.
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Gunshots are the third leading killer of children in the US Enlarge / A boy under his parents’ supervision aims a shotgun. (credit: Getty | KAREN BLEIER ) Nearly 1,300 children aged 0 to 17 are killed by gun shots each year in the US , and nearly 5,800 more suffer from non-lethal gunshot wounds, researchers estimate in a study published Monday in Pediatrics . In all, about 19 children die or are wounded each day from firearms, either by homicide, suicide,
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Surgery patients placed in alternate ICUs due to crowding get less attention from doctorsResearch has indicated that 'ICU boarder' patients -- for example, a brain surgery patient staying in a cardiac ICU -- have worse outcomes as a result of alternate placement, and now, a new study suggests one reason for these worse outcomes is that ICU boarders, compared to non-boarders, appear to get markedly less attention from doctors and other caregivers.
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Mathematical modeling uncovers mysteries of HIV infection in the brainAfter uncovering the progression of HIV infection in the brain thanks to a new mathematical model developed by a UAlberta research team, clinicians and researchers are developing a nasal spray to administer drugs more effectively.
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Wheat coproducts vary in protein digestibility when fed to pigsResearch from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock.
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Mapping how words leap from brain to tongueHow the brain narrows down a smorgasbord of related concepts to the one word you're truly seeking is a complicated and poorly understood cognitive task. Looking at epilepsy patients who had a grid of electrodes directly atop their brains, researchers delved into this question and found that wide, overlapping swaths of the brain work in parallel to retrieve the correct word from memory.
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X-ray eyes in the sky: Drones and WiFi for 3-D through-wall imagingResearchers at UC Santa Barbara professor Yasamin Mostofi's lab have given the first demonstration of 3-D imaging of objects through walls using ordinary wireless signal. The technique, which involves two drones working in tandem, could have a variety of applications, such as emergency search-and-rescue, archaeological discovery and structural monitoring.
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Power-Generating Paint Offers an Unlimited, Clean Fuel Source It could be on the market in about five years. Read More
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Psychiatric medication protects developing mouse brain from birth defectsA clinically available anxiety drug safely and effectively protects against brain defects caused by the mouse version of a common human virus, finds new research.
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Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer lifeModern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect -- they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles, among other issues. Now researchers have described a new class of material that addresses many of those concerns in a new article.
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Keeping California's natural gas system safeThe massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon shined a light on California’s aging natural gas infrastructure. And five years of extreme drought also exacted its toll on transmission pipelines. Now the researchers have been awarded millions by the California Energy Commission for two projects aimed at improving the safety and reliability of the state’s natural gas system.
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No place like homeIndividuals with relatively elevated symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD) respond more favorably to advertisements with home concepts, according to a new study.
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Medications underutilized when treating young people with opioid use disorderOnly one in four young adults and teens with opioid use disorder (OUD) are receiving potentially life-saving medications for addiction treatment, according to a new American research.
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Financial incentives enhance viral suppression among HIV-positive persons in the USThe use of gift cards significantly increased viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients. Findings showed that there was a four-percent higher percentage of patients with viral suppression at HIV care sites that offered financial incentives at care sites compared to sites not offering gift cards. Additionally, there was an approximately five-percent higher viral suppressio
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How to stop the nasty lurking toxoplasmosis parasite? Target its 'stomach,' research suggestsOne in three people has a potentially nasty parasite hiding inside their body -- tucked away in tiny cysts that the immune system can't eliminate and antibiotics can't touch. But new research reveals clues about how to stop it: Interfere with its digestion during this stubborn dormant phase.
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The Australian Eastern Abyss is a treasure trove of strange, often penis-shaped animals Animals There's so much goo. The abyss is back, and this time it spat up a penis (worm).
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Insecticides in cord blood linked to babies’ motor skills New research links exposure during pregnancy to either of two insecticides to reduced motor function in babies. Researchers tested children in China and found exposure to the chemical naled via their mothers during pregnancy was associated with 3-4 percent lower fine motor skills scores at age 9 months for those in the top 25 percent of naled exposure, compared to those in the lowest 25 percent o
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Pam Anderson Continues to Insist Upon Sexiness, Bravery of Man Hiding in Ecuadorian Embassy With His Cat Pamela Anderson delivers lunch to Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on October 15, 2016. Image via Getty. Late last week, Pamela Anderson released yet another impassioned missive extolling the supposed virtues of sun-starved WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, titled “Why My Heart Stands With Julian.” “Thinking of Julian makes me wonder, what is the sexiest quality in a man?” the f
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A Silicon Valley Congressman Takes On Amazon When Amazon announced last week that it intended to acquire the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods, it sent shockwaves through the grocery industry . Other grocers’ share prices plummeted. Analysts predicted Amazon would become a “ top five ” grocer within a few years. Synergies were imagined . Within all the business chatter, however, a few policy wonks and at least one ally in Congress began to
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Brain stimulation protocol reduces spasticity in spinal cord injury patientsSpasticity, uncontrolled muscle contractions, is a common disorder experienced by patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI). Previous studies have shown that excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce spasticity. In a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, researchers found that a protocol of rTMS, excitatory intermittent theta burst stimulatio
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What is mindfulness-based meditation and why should i try it?It seems like we are hearing more and more about mindfulness-based meditation and the role it plays in stress reduction. But what exactly is mindfulness-based meditation and why is the practice getting so much attention?
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Demand for housing fuels major jump in Inland Empire building activityImpressive job growth, wage gains, and construction activity all show the region’s economy bucking a broader statewide slowdown.
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Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growthThere hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. The researchers studied in vivo the effect of the nanomaterial on the activity of the growth factor BMP-2. They found that 100 times less of th
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Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis BA major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide, report scientists.
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Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumpsScientists believe they have discovered the reason behind mysterious changes to the climate that saw temperatures fluctuate by up to 15°C within just a few decades during the ice age periods.
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Rivers Get Human Rights: They Can Sue to Protect ThemselvesIn New Zealand and Ecuador, rivers with legal aspects of “personhood” open up new environmental battles -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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After Twitter's Redesign, Snapchat Should Be Next: The latest from the Gadget Lab PodcastSubscribe to get every new episode.
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DNA from skin, scales, and poop reveals ocean life Scientists are using DNA left in the waste of ocean animals to detect which creatures live in water than can be more than 7,200 feet deep. Analyzing DNA in skin, scales, and feces animals leave behind has shown promise for revealing hidden ecosystems on land and in fresh water. But deep ocean environments have largely proven too complex for the approach. “We want to know what’s out there,” says s
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Mount Your TV Directly to the Wall For $18, No Studs Required Hangman Products No Stud TV Hanger Mount , $18 The Hangman No Stud TV mount won’t let you tilt or turn your TV, but it has an incredibly slim profile, doesn’t require studs, and uses small picture hanging nails rather than large screws. If your TV is 55" or less, this is a fantastic price.
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Serious privilege escalation bug in Unix OSes imperils servers everywhere Enlarge (credit: Victorgrigas ) A raft of Unix-based operating systems—including Linux, OpenBSD, and FreeBSD—contain flaws that let attackers elevate low-level access on a vulnerable computer to unfettered root. Security experts are advising administrators to install patches or take other protective actions as soon as possible. Stack Clash, as the vulnerability is being called, is most likely to
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First atomic structure of an intact virus deciphered with an X-ray laserAn international team of scientists has for the first time used an X-ray free-electron laser to unravel the structure of an intact virus particle on the atomic level. The method used dramatically reduces the amount of virus material required, while also allowing the investigations to be carried out several times faster than before.
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Supreme Court rules: Offensive trademarks must be allowed Enlarge / Portrait of Asian-American band The Slants (L-R: Joe X Jiang, Ken Shima, Tyler Chen, Simon 'Young' Tam) in Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon, in 2015. (credit: Anthony Pidgeon via Getty Images) The Supreme Court held today that the government can't refuse to register trademarks because some may find the trademarked words offensive. The opinion (PDF) in Matal v. Tam means that Simon T
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The U.S. No Longer Has One of the Top Three Fastest SupercomputersBut with the devices still crucial for research, can $258 million of federal funding change that?
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‘Muslims Feel Under Siege’ Updated June 19 at 3:52 p.m. EST Muslim Americans are mourning—and terrified—after two violent incidents left worshippers dead over the weekend during the holy month of Ramadan. In London, a 48-year-old man drove a van into a group of Muslims who had been attending evening prayers at a mosque. Ten people were wounded, and one person was killed. In Sterling, Virginia, a 17-year-old Muslim woman na
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Photos of the Deadly Wildfires in Portugal Over the weekend, wildfires in central Portugal killed at least 63 people and injured 135 others, many of them killed while trapped in their cars. More than 1,600 firefighters are still battling the fires, which are believed to have been triggered by lightning strikes during a recent heat wave. Portugal called for three days of mourning to be observed for the victims of one of the most deadly for
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Genmodificeret svamp slår malariamyg ihjel med skorpiongiftAmerikanske forskere har udviklet svamp, som kan fremstille skorpiongift og bekæmpe malariamyg, der ellers er immune.
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The Southwest US Is About to Get Torched by a Brutal Heat Wave A man runs through South Mountain Park at sunrise to avoid the excessive heat in Phoenix. A record heat wave is rolling into Arizona, Nevada and California, potentially bringing 120-degree temperatures to Phoenix by early next week. (Image: AP/Matt York) Yikes, is it ever gonna be hot in the western United States this week. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Ari
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Cable lobby tries to stop state investigations into slow broadband speeds Broadband industry lobby groups want to stop individual states from investigating the speed claims made by Internet service providers, and they are citing the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules in their effort to hinder the state-level actions. The industry attempt to undercut state investigations comes a few months after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a l
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Single-gene mutations that lead to atopic dermatitis identifiedResearchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic skin disease. Scientists discovered the mutations in four unrelated families with severe atopic dermatitis and studied the resulting cell-signaling defects that contribute to allergic disease. Their findings also suggest that some of these defects potentially could be corrected by s
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Figuring out the 3-D shape of molecules with a push of a buttonA team of researchers has developed a program that automates the process of figuring out a molecule's three-dimensional structure. The technique compresses a process that usually takes days into minutes and could shorten the pipeline of drug discovery by reducing human error.
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Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domesticationDNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via trade hub Egypt. The DNA analysis also revealed that most of these ancient cats had stripes: spotted cats were uncommon until the Middle Ages.
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Does roasting level affect the antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties of coffee beans?Researchers compared the caffeine and chlorogenic acid components of coffee beans at different roasting levels and tested the protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the different coffee extracts in human cell models.
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Inspired by War Zones, Balloon Device May Save Civilians From Fatal Blood LossDeveloped to save victims of battlefield trauma, a plastic tube with a balloon at its tip can give doctors precious time to halt internal bleeding.
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Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthoodAdolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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Psychiatric medication protects developing mouse brain from birth defectsA clinically available anxiety drug safely and effectively protects against brain defects caused by the mouse version of a common human virus, finds new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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An Attack From the ISIS Playbook The attack was right out of the ISIS playbook. The attacker was a man, apparently acting alone. He took as his weapon a simple van , ramming it into people in an attempt to kill them. And he obeyed the command from ISIS spokesman Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer to strike civilian targets in the West during the holy month of Ramadan. There was one crucial difference, of course: The attacker was trying to
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Grocers facing a united Amazon-Whole Foods must adaptGrocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do a better job of collecting shopper data. They may also need to seek innovative partners of their own.
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Report: Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spywareMexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israel's NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group's investigation published Monday.
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Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer lifeModern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect - they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles, among other issues. Now researchers from the University of Houston have described a new class of material that addresses many of those concerns in Nature Materials.
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Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growthThere hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer.
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New branch in family tree of exoplanets discoveredSince the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been amassing what is now a large collection of exoplanets—nearly 3,500 have been confirmed so far. In a new Caltech-led study, researchers have classified these planets in much the same way that biologists identify new animal species and have learned that the majority of exoplanets found to da
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Africats to the Purr-ymids: DNA study reveals long tale of cat domestication Study of ancient genetic material from Egypt to Viking graveyards reveals all tamed cats descended from one rodent-catching African subspecies first tamed by Near East farmers 9,000 years ago The untold story of how cats came in from the wild to commandeer the finest armchairs and win over the internet has been laid bare by a comprehensive analysis of ancient feline DNA. Drawing on genetic materi
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Reality Loser, Rick Perry, Says CO2 Doesn't Cause Global Warming Screengrab: CNBC On Monday, Department of Energy head, Rick Perry, went on CNBC’s Squawk Box to speak out against the near-universal scientific consensus on climate change. Perry, the former Texas governor who finished a disappointing 12th on Dancing With the Stars, said CO2 is not the main contributor to climate change and that skepticism of the scientific consensus on climate change is “quite a
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NASA Finds 10 More Planets Humanity Might Be Able to Ruin Next Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech Humanity hasn’t done a ton of good in our short stint on Earth, though we’ve definitely succeeded at turning this planet into a trash pit of despair . Today, researchers from NASA’s Kepler space telescope team announced we might get to bring our garbage party to another planet—perhaps a bunch of them. The Kepler team has apparently identified 219 new planet candidates, 10
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Figuring out the 3-D shape of molecules with a push of a buttonAn international team of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Roberto R. Gil and Universidade Federal de Pernambuco chemist Armando Navarro-Vázquez has developed a program that automates the process of figuring out a molecule's three-dimensional structure. The technique, described in a paper in Angewandte Chemie, compresses a process that usually takes days into minutes and could
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Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warmingEnergy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Data firm working for Trump exposed 198 mn voter files: researchersA data analytics firm that worked on the Republican campaign of Donald Trump exposed personal information belonging to some 198 million Americans, or nearly every eligible registered voter, security researchers said Monday.
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Inexpensive organic material gives safe batteries a longer lifeModern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect -- they catch fire, they perform poorly in cold weather and they have relatively short lifecycles, among other issues. Now researchers from the University of Houston have described a new class of material that addresses many of those concerns in Nature Materials.
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Figuring out the 3-D shape of molecules with a push of a buttonA team of researchers has developed a program that automates the process of figuring out a molecule's three-dimensional structure. The technique compresses a process that usually takes days into minutes and could shorten the pipeline of drug discovery by reducing human error.
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The Deadspin Guide To Riding Your Damn Bike GIF Illustration By Sam Woolley/GMG Out on the street where you live, it’s finally summer. Maybe this means that the world outside your door is as hot as the surface of the sun or the trees have conspired to drown you in allergens, but regardless, winter has finally gone and died and guess what; it’s time to ride your bicycle. “But,” you, ever the whiner, say, “I don’t have time,” or, “It’s too h
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Financial incentives enhance viral suppression among HIV-positive persons in the USThe use of gift cards significantly increased viral suppression and clinic attendance among HIV-positive patients. Findings showed that there was a four-percent higher percentage of patients with viral suppression at HIV care sites that offered financial incentives at care sites compared to sites not offering gift cards. Additionally, there was an approximately 5 percent higher viral suppression n
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Scientists identify single-gene mutations that lead to atopic dermatitisResearchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that lead to atopic dermatitis, or eczema, an allergic skin disease. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and other institutions discovered the mutations in four unrelated families with severe atopic dermatitis and studied the resulting cell-signali
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Deadly heatwaves expected to continue to riseSeventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a new study. Even if emissions are aggressively reduced, the percent of the world's human population affected is expected to reach 48 percent.
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Sound waves direct particles to self-assemble, self-healScientists have demonstrated how floating particles will assemble and synchronize in response to acoustic waves. Their simple experiment provides a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to external forces. The work could help address fundamental questions about energy dissipation and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
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Study shows how an opportunistic microbe kills cancer cellsNew study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors.
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Birds of all feathers work together to hunt when army ants marchWhen army ants move out, a new study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.
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Unusual soybean coloration sheds a light on gene silencingToday's soybeans are typically golden yellow, with a tiny blackish mark where they attach to the pod. In a field of millions of beans, nearly all of them will have this look. Occasionally, however, a bean will turn up half-black, with a saddle pattern similar to a black-eyed pea. New research indicates why.
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Cells that make blood vessels can also make tumors and enable their spreadWhile it's widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread.
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Mutant mosquitoes make insecticide-resistance monitoring key to controlling ZikaOne of the most common insecticides used in the battle against the Aedes aegypti mosquito has no measurable impact when applied in communities where the mosquito has built up resistance to it, a study finds.
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The Democrats Stage a Senate Slowdown Over Health Care Senate Democrats can’t stop Republicans from passing a health-care bill that guts the Affordable Care Act. They can’t force Mitch McConnell to release the legislation, or hold hearings on it, or unilaterally block President Trump’s nominees in retaliation. But Democrats can grind the Senate to a virtual halt, and that’s what they plan to do beginning Monday afternoon as they protest the GOP secre
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Ancient oak's youthful genome surprises biologists DNA of 234-year-old tree has few mutations, giving weight to idea that plants protect their stem cells. Nature 546 460 doi: 10.1038/546460a
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New branch in family tree of exoplanets discoveredResearchers have classified exoplanets in much the same way that biologists identify new animal species.
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How far does the apple fall from the tree?Parents who want their children to have prosocial values are the most successful in instilling all their values in their children compared to those who promote selfishness, new research indicates.
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New research points to potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumorsGenetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of the cancer.
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Sugar-coated nanomaterial excels at promoting bone growthThere hasn't been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed a bioactive nanomaterial that is so good at stimulating bone regeneration it could become the method surgeons prefer. The researchers studied in vivo the effect of the nanomaterial on the activity of the growth factor BMP-2. They found t
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Study shows how an opportunistic microbe kills cancer cellsNew study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. A research team from Rush University Medical Center will publish a new paper this week in the journal Developmental Cell that describes two groundbreaking discoveries.
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Engineers Build Bendy Batteries for WearablesResearchers built silver–zinc batteries that can bend and stretch—meaning they could be more elegantly integrated into future wearable devices. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Q&A: Do Birds Listen When You Play Music?A 2012 study showed that birds respond to song in the same areas of the brain as humans. Birds can cue into a specific frequency range and tempo.
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Take a Number: A Dire Weekly Total for the U.S.: 25 Children Killed by GunsBetween 2012 and 2014, an average of 1,297 children died each year from such injuries.
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It Took an Hour to Report the USS Fitzgerald Crash Investigators have only begun their search for answers into what caused a Philippine container ship to collide with a U.S. Navy destroyer over the weekend, which led to the death of seven U.S. sailors. One of the biggest questions is why it took the container ship’s crew nearly an hour to report the collision. Each country is leading its own investigation into the crash, and neither would specula
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The Supreme Court Takes on Partisan Gerrymandering Partisan gerrymandering can be unconstitutional—at least in theory. In the 1986 case of Davis v. Bandemer , the Supreme Court did not find reason to declare an unconstitutional gerrymander, but its ruling did state “that political gerrymandering cases are properly justiciable under the Equal Protection Clause.” Despite that ruling, and despite regular rulings against racial gerrymanders over the
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The Mussels That Eat Oil In 2004, a team of geologists discovered something extraordinary while exploring the Gulf of Mexico. They were searching for sites where oil and gas seep out of the ocean floor, but instead, two miles below the ocean’s surface, they found a field of dormant black volcanoes. And unlike typical volcanoes that spew out molten rock, these had once belched asphalt. They looked like they had been fashi
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Can Offshore Wind Power Revive U.S. Ports?Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Maryland are all eyeing up manufacturing and maintenance businesses that would support wind energy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Electric cars can power buildings from the parking lot Using energy stored in the batteries of electric vehicles to power large buildings not only provides electricity for the building, but also increases the lifespan of the vehicle batteries, new research shows. Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology can take enough energy from idle electric vehicle (EV) batteries to be pumped into the grid and power buildings—without da
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Star Trek: Discovery Begins September 24 Image: CBS After months and months of delays, and reports of behind-the-scenes craziness , Star Trek: Discovery finally boldly goes to TV screens this September. That’s the good news. The bad news is you won’t be getting all of it this year. CBS has announced that the 15-episode first season of Discovery will now air in two split parts: the first eight episodes will run between September 24 and N
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Riding a romantic roller coaster? Relationship anxiety may be to blameHigh levels of fluctuation in how secure an individual feels in his or her relationship may actually doom its success, new research suggests.
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New technology for autonomous ship navigation systemsA safe steering for the remote-monitored and controlled autonomous ships of the future is currently under development. The new technology has been developed for navigation systems and ship autopilots, which steer ships automatically.
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Ebola vaccine developed in Canada shows promising resultsA phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease vaccine was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants six months after immunization.
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Did you solve it? Pythagoras's best puzzles The solutions to today’s puzzles In my blog earlier today I set you the following three problems from Pythagoras Magazine. 1) Dollar bills. In a bag are 26 bills. If you take out 20 bills from the bag at random, you have at least one 1-dollar bill, two 2-dollar bills, and five 5-dollar bills. How much money was in the bag? Continue reading...
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Killer Tsunami in Greenland Possibly Triggered by Landslide Image: YouTube Four people are missing and nearly a dozen homes were flooded after a rare tsunami struck the west coast of Greenland on Saturday. Initial reports attributed the giant wave to a magnitude four earthquake, but speculation is emerging that the highly-localized tsunami was actually produced by a massive landslide. The tsunami, which struck on Saturday evening , has left two people ser
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For få anafylaksipatienter behandles med adrenalin Usikkerhed om tolkningen af symptomer, og frygt for bivirkninger, får mange læger til at holde igen med at give adrenalin til patienter med anafylaksi, mener professor Charlotte Mørtz fra ORCA på OUH.
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Mor spiller større rolle end far for børns risiko for astma Tidligere astma hos mor spiller større rolle end fars astma for børns risiko for selv at få astma. Samme forskel gør sig gældende i forhold til mors effekt på specifik og total IgE hos deres børn, viser dansk undersøgelse præsenteret på EAACI.
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Æggeallergi kan udløses af andre faktorer Æggeallergi kan ligesom hvedeallergi udløses af faktorer som alkohol og acetylsalicylsyre, antyder dansk undersøgelse præsenteret på EAACI.
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IgE – proteinet som gjorde hele forskellen Opdagelsen af allergiantistoffet IgE lagde fundamentet til den moderne allergologi, mener laboratoriechef på Allergiklinikken på Gentofte Hospital, Lars K. Poulsen. Han tvivler dog på, at der vil komme en egentlig kur mod IgE.
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Perhaps Asking The Devil's Canyon Prospectors To Film Themselves Wasn't Such A Great Idea Devil's Canyon | Tuesdays at 10/9c Master prospector does not equal master cameraman. John battles more than the elements in full panorama. Full Episodes Streaming FREE on Discovery GO: http://discoverygo.com/devils-canyon More: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/devils-canyon/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DevilsCanyonTV/ h
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New branch in family tree of exoplanets discoveredIn a new Caltech-led study, researchers have classified exoplanets in much the same way that biologists identify new animal species.
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Justice Kennedy's Beauty Pageant The partisan gerrymandering beauty pageant is returning to the Supreme Court next fall for a limited engagement for an audience of one: Justice Anthony Kennedy. Whether or not Kennedy sees something he likes will go a long way toward determining whether courts will play a role in reining in some of the most partisan activity in American politics. On Monday the Supreme Court agreed to hear Gill v.
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Was London's Grenfell Tower Fire Preventable? The fire that engulfed west London’s Grenfell Tower last week, killing at least 79 people and leaving several dozen others injured, is not the first time the city has witnessed the collapse of one of the many tower blocks that make up its public housing. In 2011, it was estimated that three-quarters of Britain’s social-housing blocks are potentially unsafe in a fire—a condition linked to decades
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Ars Technica

GTA Online publisher goes after paid cheating services You'll never take my cheating tools alive, copper! Just days after shutting down popular Grand Theft Auto V modding tool OpenIV , publisher Take-Two Interactive has forced three major GTA Online hacking tools to go offline. Lexicon , Force Hax , and Menyoo were all subscription-based paid hacking tools that let GTA Online players spawn infinite piles of cash, teleport other players to arbitrary l
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Footballers move around pitch like chaotic particles in a fluidOver long periods of time, footballers playing a match change direction by the same amount as particles in churning fluid
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Gizmodo

This Is An Animal, Not a Penis This is a peanut worm. It is an animal. Not a penis. But it looks like a penis. A team of Australian researchers have been sharing photos from their month-long expedition with the RV Investigator , a research vessel currently exploring the oceans off of Australia’s coast. We covered their last phallic discovery, a seemingly faceless fish. But if you thought that freaky creature kind of looked lik
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Popular Science

Three-quarters of the planet could face deadly heatwaves by 2100 Environment And a third of us already do. The thermostat is rising, and more and more lives are at risk because of it. Read on.
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Popular Science

How to choose the right smartwatch for you DIY Your wrist deserves the best. You've now got more smartwatches to pick from than ever. Here's how to make sure you make the right choice.
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Today's Best Deals: Supplements, Luggage, Flashlights, and More Anker’s popular flashlights , Amazon’s one-day luggage sale , and all the supplements your body can handle lead off Monday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker SoundBuds Slim , $22 with code 35SUMMER Anker’s SoundBuds are our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones , and the smallest version is back on
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Mutant mosquitos make insecticide-resistance monitoring key to controlling ZikaOne of the most common insecticides used in the battle against the Aedes aegypti mosquito has no measurable impact when applied in communities where the mosquito has built up resistance to it, a study led by Emory University finds.
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Does roasting level affect the antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties of coffee beans?Researchers compared the caffeine and chlorogenic acid components of coffee beans at different roasting levels and tested the protective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the different coffee extracts in human cell models.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Unearned fun tastes just as sweetWe may be inclined to think that a fun experience -- say, watching a movie or indulging in a tasty treat -- will be all the more enjoyable if we save it until we've finished our work or chores, but new research shows that this intuition may be misguided. The findings suggest that leisure experiences tend to be pleasurable regardless of when we experience them.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteriaA new DNA delivery technology has been developed to fight drug-resistant bacteria, report investigators.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Acetaminophen: A viable alternative for preventing acute mountain sicknessTrekking and mountain climbing are quickly growing in popularity, but one of the challenges that climbers face is acute mountain sickness (AMS). Previous studies have shown that ibuprofen is an effective way to reduce the risk of AMS. Investigators wanted to find out if acetaminophen, a commonly used anti-pain medicine like ibuprofen, would have a comparable effect. They found almost no difference
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Gaps remain in surveillance for mosquitoes that transmit Zika, new CDC data showsAs concerns over Zika virus have grown since 2015, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has turned to local public health professionals to compile data on distribution of the two primary mosquito species capable of transmitting the virus, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Their findings highlight both the potential widespread presence of the mosquitoes as well as gaps in local surve
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?Mst people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment, new research suggests.
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Science : NPR

A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them Twenty years. That's how long two grad students, Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel, think they have before a deadly disease envelops Sonia's brain. The Massachusetts couple is now racing to find a cure. (Image credit: Kayana Szymczak for NPR)
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A Neural Network Turned a Book of Flowers Into Shockingly Lovely Dinosaur Art Image courtesy Chris Rodley The estate of M.C. Escher may have just lost its lucrative stranglehold on the dorm room poster market thanks to artist Chris Rodley , who used a deep learning algorithm to merge a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower paintings . The results are magnificent, and deserve a spot on the walls of our finest art galleries. This isn’t the first time Rodley has dabbled wit
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Smartphone app directs first responders to cardiac arrest three minutes before ambulanceA novel smartphone application (app) has been developed that can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims more than three minutes before the emergency services arrive. Each minute increases the chance of survival by 10%.
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Futurity.org

‘Stowaway’ cells may make lung transplants fail A subset of immune cells previously unknown to reside in the lungs, play a key role in driving primary graft dysfunction (PGD), the leading cause of death after lung transplants. A new study shows how targeting these cells could lead to new treatments for PGD, a complication that currently affects more than half of transplant patients. “So, if you can fix PGD, you can really fix a lot about trans
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Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the BrainNeutrophils loaded with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel traverse the blood-brain barrier and kill residual cancer cells after tumor-resection surgery in mice.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Birds of all feathers work together to hunt when army ants marchArmy ants scare up a lot of food when they're on the move, which makes following them valuable for predator birds. But instead of competing and chasing each other off from the ant "raids," as scientists had thought, birds actually give each other a heads up when the ants are marching, according to a new Drexel University study.
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Study: Most state pension plans paper over unfunded liabilitiesAn analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Unusual soybean coloration sheds a light on gene silencingToday's soybeans are typically golden yellow, with a tiny blackish mark where they attach to the pod. In a field of millions of beans, nearly all of them will have this look. Occasionally, however, a bean will turn up half-black, with a saddle pattern similar to a black-eyed pea.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Portugal, a country helplessly prone to forest firesAs the temperature began to soar across the Iberian peninsula last week, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before fires started—they've become a summer fixture. But this time they came with a vengeance, one in Pedrogao Grande in north central Portugal killing 62 people—the country's worst forest fire tragedy on record.
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Cells that make blood vessels can also make tumors and enable their spreadWhile it's widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread.
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Study: Most state pension plans paper over unfunded liabilitiesAn analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Unusual soybean coloration sheds a light on gene silencingToday's soybeans are typically golden yellow, with a tiny blackish mark where they attach to the pod. In a field of millions of beans, nearly all of them will have this look. Occasionally, however, a bean will turn up half-black, with a saddle pattern similar to a black-eyed pea.
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Birds of all feathers work together to hunt when army ants marchWhen army ants move out, a new Drexel University study found that, instead of chasing each other away, birds work together to follow the column and hunt the insects that marching ants scare out of hiding.
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Medications underutilized when treating young people with opioid use disorderOnly one in four young adults and teens with opioid use disorder (OUD) are receiving potentially life-saving medications for addiction treatment, according to a new Boston Medical Center (BMC) study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.
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How often do youth with opioid use disorder get buprenorphine or naltrexone?Dispensing buprenorphine and naltrexone to adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorder has increased over time, although the medications appear to still be underutilized in young people and disparities exist with female, non-Hispanic black and Hispanic youth less likely to receive them, according to a new study published by JAMA Pediatrics.
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Financial incentives increased viral suppression in HIV-positive patients in careGift cards offered as financial incentives helped to increase viral suppression in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients in a community-based clinical trial in New York and Washington, D.C., two communities severely affected by HIV, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancerScientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study* published today (Monday) in Nature Immunotherapy.
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Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumpsScientists believe they have discovered the reason behind mysterious changes to the climate that saw temperatures fluctuate by up to 15°C within just a few decades during the ice age periods.
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Sound waves direct particles to self-assemble, self-healBerkeley Lab scientists have demonstrated how floating particles will assemble and synchronize in response to acoustic waves. Their simple experiment provides a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to external forces. The work could help address fundamental questions about energy dissipation and non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
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Firefly gene illuminates ability of optimized CRISPR-Cpf1 to efficiently edit human genomeScientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have improved a state-of-the-art gene-editing technology to advance the system's ability to target, cut and paste genes within human and animal cells -- and broadening the ways the CRISPR-Cpf1 editing system may be used to study and fight human diseases.
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Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domesticationDNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via trade hub Egypt. The DNA analysis also revealed that most of these ancient cats had stripes: spotted cats were uncommon until the Middle Ages.
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Financial incentives improve viral suppression among people living with HIVThe HPTN 065 study, conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), showed that financial incentives can motivate some people living with HIV (PLWH) to take their HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) medication regularly and maintain viral load suppression. This finding could have implications for improving health outcomes and decreasing the risk of transmitting the virus to others. Study findi
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Tumor immune fitness determines survival of lung cancer patientsIn recent years, immunotherapy, a new form of cancer therapy that rouses the immune system to attack tumor cells, has captivated the public's imagination. When it works, the results are breathtaking. But more often than not it doesn't, and scientists still don't know why.
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First atomic structure of an intact virus deciphered with an X-ray laserAn international team of scientists has for the first time used an X-ray free-electron laser to unravel the structure of an intact virus particle on the atomic level. The method used dramatically reduces the amount of virus material required, while also allowing the investigations to be carried out several times faster than before. This opens up entirely new research opportunities, as the research
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Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, according to studySeventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Even if emissions are aggressively reduced, the percent of the world's human population affected is expected to reach 48 percent.
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How to stop the nasty lurking toxoplasmosis parasite? Target its 'stomach,' study suggestsOne in three people has a potentially nasty parasite hiding inside their body -- tucked away in tiny cysts that the immune system can't eliminate and antibiotics can't touch. But new research reveals clues about how to stop it: Interfere with its digestion during this stubborn dormant phase. If the discovery leads to new treatments, it could help prevent a parasitic disease called toxoplasmosis th
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Scientists step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis BA major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.
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To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexibleScientists have measured a thin film made of a polymer as it interacted with ions and electrons. They show how there are rigid and non-rigid regions of the film, and that these regions could accommodate electrons or ions -- but not both equally.
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Babies' DNA affects mothers' risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, study findsA major new international study has revealed for the first time that some features in a baby's DNA can increase the risk of its mother developing pre-eclampsia -- a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em: Pastries may help crab woesThe unwanted crabs that have plagued Maine's clam beds for years might soon play a new role—as appetizer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following FacebookGoogle is stepping up its efforts to block "extremist and terrorism-related videos" over its platforms, using a combination of technology and human monitors.
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Science : NPR

Can You Find The Defibrillator At Work? Half Of People Say No People who work in the hospitality and service industries were even less likely to know where to find an AED, according to a new survey. The devices can restart someone's heart after cardiac arrest. (Image credit: Shelby Knowles/NPR)
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Human Voices Are Unique but We're Not That Good at Recognizing ThemPeople are good at picking out voices of familiar people’s speech but ear-witness testimonies of strangers’ voices are notoriously unreliable and inaccurate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Industrial-Robot Firm Kuka Looks to Automate the HomeTechnology originally developed for the factory might soon help humans with everyday life, too.
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Science | The Guardian

From the Rescuer to the Aggressor – understanding the 10 types of human Why do some people chase noble dreams while others torture to stay sane? Barrister Dexter Dias’s new book draws on ‘moral cognition’ to explain FGM, the crimes of child soldiers – and why we happily pay to punish a cheat Why do human beings hurt other human beings? That, says the barrister and sometime judge, Dexter Dias QC , is the most fundamental question in his book Ten Types of Human. In it,
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Close failing banks before they cost US billions of dollars, says studyBillions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from Florida Atlantic University's College of Business.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteriaAntimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, affecting anyone, at any age, in any country, according to the World Health Organization. Currently, 700,000 deaths each year are attributed to antimicrobial resistance, a figure which could increase to 10 million a year by 2050 save further intervention.
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Wired

The 'Wonder Woman' Effect: Female Directors Are Owning the Box Office This SummerMore women have blockbusters in theaters now than any summer before. And the season is just getting started.
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Wired

Fattened, Genetically Engineered Algae Might Be the Next Great Oil SourceScientists have built an algae that spits out more than twice as much fat as wild algae.
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Wired

A Clever AI-Powered Robot Learns to Get a GripResearchers have loaded a robot with an artificial intelligence so it can figure out how to best grip objects it’s never seen before, no hand-holding required.
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Gizmodo

What If the Earth Suddenly Turned Flat? Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo The Earth is a round orb, almost four thousand miles in radius, orbiting a star alongside some other orbs of varying sizes. We’ve taken pictures of it. But some folks don’t believe any evidence presented to them by a government agency. Many have come to the conclusion that the Earth is actually flat. What does flat mean? The models I’ve seen posit that the Earth is
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The Atlantic

Why People Believe Low-Frequency Sound Is Dangerous In his 1973 book Supernature , the scientist and adventurer Lyall Watson tells the story of a six-foot-long whistle. Part of an experiment in the 1960s, the enormous device was designed to explore the effects of low-frequency sound on humans. The technician who first tested it “fell down dead on the spot,” Watson writes. “His internal organs had been mashed into an amorphous jelly.” How could suc
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The Atlantic

How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World Sometime around the invention of agriculture, the cats came crawling. It was mice and rats, probably, that attracted the wild felines. The rats came because of stores of grain, made possible by human agriculture. And so cats and humans began their millennia-long coexistence. This relationship has been good for us of course—formerly because cats caught the disease-carrying pests stealing our food
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TEDTalks (video)

Why we need to imagine different futures | Anab JainAnab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we're creating. Do we want a world where intelligent machines patrol our streets, for instance, or where our genetic heritage determines our health care? Jain's projects show why it's important to fight for the world we want. Catch a glimpse of possible futures in this eye-open
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Live Science

If We Live in a Multiverse, Where Are These Worlds Hiding?What is the scientific basis for the popular science-fiction convention of multiple universes?
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NYT > Science

Out There: Earth-Size Planets Among Final Tally of NASA’s Kepler TelescopeSetting the stage for the next chapter in the quest to end cosmic loneliness, astronomers released a list of objects they are 90 percent sure are planets orbiting other stars.
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Live Science

Photos: 3,400-Year-Old Tomb Along Nile RiverImages reveal an ancient tomb and burial chambers holding possibly mummified individuals. The tomb was discovered on Sai Island, located in Sudan along the Nile River.
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Live Science

Ancient Tomb of Gold Worker Found Along Nile RiverA 3,400-year-old tomb holding the remains of more than a dozen possibly mummified people has been discovered on Sai Island, along the Nile River.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

How cats conquered the ancient worldThe domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.
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Gizmodo

Ethiopian Coffee Is Screwed Unless We Do Something About It Image: Allan Schuller Climate change might not feel that important if you’re living far away from a coastline. But that doesn’t mean your life won’t change. Lots of the items people love will likely be influenced by the changing climate in some way, and the popular Ethiopian coffee is a prime example. Coffee makes up around a quarter of Ethiopia’s exports by value. But the effects of climate chan
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Gizmodo

How Cats Conquered Humans Thousands of Years Ago Image: Getty Cats play an essential role in our everyday lives. They have many jobs around the house, such as monitoring humans in the bathroom, knocking stuff off tables to make sure gravity still exists, and most importantly, being our snuggle buddies. While cats might seem perfectly content with being couch potatoes, the reality is they’ve been pulling the long con on humanity for thousands of
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexibleThe problem is a fundamental incompatibility in communication styles.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How to stop the nasty lurking toxoplasmosis parasite? Target its 'stomach,' study suggestsOne in three people has a potentially nasty parasite hiding inside their body—tucked away in tiny cysts that the immune system can't eliminate and antibiotics can't touch.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Deadly heatwaves will continue to rise, study findsSeventy-four percent of the world's population will be exposed to deadly heatwaves by 2100 if carbon gas emissions continue to rise at current rates, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Even if emissions are aggressively reduced, the percent of the world's human population affected is expected to reach 48 percent.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Firefly gene illuminates ability of optimized CRISPR-Cpf1 to efficiently edit human genomeScientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have improved a state-of-the-art gene-editing technology to advance the system's ability to target, cut and paste genes within human and animal cells—and broadening the ways the CRISPR-Cpf1 editing system may be used to study and fight human diseases.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domesticationDNA found at archaeological sites reveals that the origins of our domestic cat are in the Near East and ancient Egypt. Cats were domesticated by the first farmers some 10,000 years ago. They later spread across Europe and other parts of the world via trade hub Egypt. The DNA analysis also revealed that most of these ancient cats had stripes: spotted cats were uncommon until the Middle Ages.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sound waves direct particles to self-assemble, self-healAn elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to external forces.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumpsScientists believe they have discovered the reason behind mysterious changes to the climate that saw temperatures fluctuate by up to 15°C within just a few decades during the ice age periods.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

First atomic structure of an intact virus deciphered with an X-ray laserAn international team of scientists has for the first time used an X-ray free-electron laser to unravel the structure of an intact virus particle on the atomic level. The method used dramatically reduces the amount of virus material required, while also allowing the investigations to be carried out several times faster than before. This opens up entirely new research opportunities, as the research
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Alloying materials of different structures offers new tool for controlling propertiesNew research into the largely unstudied area of heterostructural alloys could lead to greater materials control and in turn better semiconductors, advances in nanotechnology for pharmaceuticals and improved metallic glasses for industrial applications.
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Unearned fun tastes just as sweetWe may be inclined to think that a fun experience -- say, watching a movie or indulging in a tasty treat -- will be all the more enjoyable if we save it until we've finished our work or chores, but new research shows that this intuition may be misguided. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that leisure experiences tend t
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Futurity.org

Tiny ‘raspberries’ keep emulsions from splitting A new kind of raspberry-shaped silica particle has a different way to stabilizing emulsions—mixtures such as salad dressing, in which oil and vinegar are whisked together into a uniform texture. It’s useful to stabilize emulsions because, given enough time, the finely dispersed vinegar droplets will fuse together again and the liquids will separate out completely. Scanning electron microscope (SE
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Ingeniøren

Elektriske fly lige nu – og i fremtidenUdviklingen inden for elektriske fly spurter ikke derudad. Men flere flyproducenter og flyselskaber har indset, at elektrisk drift i luftfarten har en fremtid og investerer derfor i udvikling af fremtidens flytyper til korte distancer. De færreste forventer dog, at rene elektriske fly vil kunne fragte passagerer før om 15-20 år.
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Ars Technica

Google now actively works against extremist YouTube videos (credit: Flickr: Rego Korosi ) Google knows there's a lot of extremist and hate-filled content on YouTube, and the company is now doing more to stop those videos from gaining traction. In a blog post yesterday, Google laid out four new steps it will take to work against extremist videos on YouTube, and most of those steps expand on current systems the company has in place to identify, flag, demon
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Gizmodo

The Root Pregnant Seattle Woman Calls Police, Ends Up Dead | Jezebel Seventeen-Year-Old Muslim Girl The Root Pregnant Seattle Woman Calls Police, Ends Up Dead | Jezebel Seventeen-Year-Old Muslim Girl Captured And Beaten to Death in Virginia | Deadspin Who Is Running The Cleveland Cavaliers? | Fusion Muslims in London Shielded the Madman Who Tried to Murder Them From an Angry Crowd |
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Here's Why You Get Diarrhea When You're SickNobody likes diarrhea. But is the icky and uncomfortable experience actually the body's way flushing bad stuff out of your system?
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in miceCompounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide, study findsProbiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of pesticides, new research indicates.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Could therapy animal visitation pose health risks at patient facilities?A survey of United States hospitals, eldercare facilities and therapy animal organizations revealed their health and safety policies for therapy animal visits varied widely, with many not following recommended guidelines for animal visitation.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

How our unique DNA impacts personalized medicineEvery human being has a unique DNA 'fingerprint'. In other words, the genetic material of any two individuals can be clearly distinguished. Computational biologists have now determined that the impact of these variations has been greatly underestimated. The new insights could importantly impact advances in personalized medicine.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of mothers 'shamed' by others about their parenting skillsMost moms of children ages 0-5 have been criticized about topics ranging from discipline to breast-feeding - most frequently from someone in their own family.
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Futurity.org

Targeting these T cells may let immune system kill cancer Targeting a group of immune cells called regulatory T cells may be a way to boost the immune system’s response to tumors, a new study suggests. Immunotherapy drugs that push the immune system to detect and kill cancer cells have been successful against several cancers, yet they are still only effective in approximately 10 to 30 percent of patients with certain tumor types. Exactly why these drugs
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Acetaminophen: A viable alternative for preventing acute mountain sicknessTrekking and mountain climbing are quickly growing in popularity, but.one of the challenges that climbers face is acute mountain sickness (AMS). Previous studies have shown that ibuprofen is an effective way to reduce the risk of AMS. Investigators wanted to find out if acetaminophen, a commonly used anti-pain medicine like ibuprofen, would have a comparable effect. They found almost no difference
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteriaTel Aviv University researchers have developed a new DNA delivery technology to fight drug-resistant bacteria.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Treating autism by targeting the gutTherapies to change the bacteria in the gut, through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, fecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism. A review of six decades of research linking the gut to brain development could pave the way for cheap and effective treatment.
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Spineless creature studied in DC swampIts name is Stygobromus hayi, the Hay's Spring amphipod. It is spineless. It lacks vision. It is an opportunistic feeder, consuming whatever resources are available -- perhaps including the remains of its own kind. That is where its similarities to some of Washington, D.C.'s more notorious megafauna end. Researchers report on a way to survey it without threatening its existence, as other studies h
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Bacteria from hot springs solve mystery of metabolismCombustion is often a rapid process, like fire. How can our cells control the burning process so well? The question has long puzzled researchers. Using bacteria from hot springs, researchers now have the answer.
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California named state with the worst air quality (again)High ozone levels and a quickly growing population are making it tough to implement regulations to reduce pollution, says a professor.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Why the 'peculiar' stands out in our memoryMemories that stick with us for a lifetime are those that fit in with a lot of other things we remember -- but have a slightly weird twist. It's this notion of 'peculiarity' that can help us understand what makes lasting memories.
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How ticks get a proper foothold: Scientists examine how ticks cling on to surfacesTicks spend more than 90 percent of their up to three-year-long life starving and clambering around in leaf litter and on vegetation. They walk remarkable distances while periodically exploring distal plant parts in order to prey on their victims. Once they get to humans and animals, the little parasites walk along skin and hairs, searching for suitable feeding sites.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A diagnostic test for ALSResearchers have demonstrated that measuring neurofilaments provides reliable confirmation of an ALS diagnosis. This diagnostic test represents a significant step forward because valuable time is still lost at present in diagnosing ALS. Diagnosis takes an average of one year from the first symptoms. The researchers hope that these tests will allow treatment to be started sooner.
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Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderlyPhysical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical frailty in elderly people.
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New, oral treatment option for rheumatoid arthritisPatients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are treated for around six months with the standard anti-rheumatic agent methotrexate, to which many patients respond very well. However, if they do not respond and no remission or at least reduction in the activity of the disease can be achieved, they are given a combined treatment of methotrexate and a biologic agent if risk factors are present. An in
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Common disease-causing bacteria can live airborne for 45 minutes, study showsScientists have developed a new technique to study how some common disease-causing bacteria can spread up to 4 meters and remain alive in the air for up to 45 minutes.
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Six key impact areas of shale oil and gas development in TexasA comprehensive review of the impacts of oil and gas development in Texas by a cross-disciplinary task force of top researchers finds a wide range of both benefits and consequences for the state's environment and communities.
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Ars Technica

Ars enters VR and destroys multiple starships in Star Trek: Bridge Crew [Update] Ars plays Star Trek: Bridge Crew (video link) Ars and Star Trek go together, as the great philosopher once said, like peas and carrots. You won’t find a dorkier bunch of editors assembled in any one place on the entire Internet—and that’s why playing Star Trek: Bridge Crew was such an easy fit. The VR title, originally announced almost a year ago and now available for everyone , was a big hit her
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Dagens Medicin

Blodprøve skal målrette vægttabNy teknik til at målrette vægttab kommer især prædiabetikere til gode, siger professor Arne Astrup.
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How Many 'Focus' T-Shirts Does Pinterest President Tim Kendall Own? Photo: Getty Happy Monday, folks! How you feelin’, dude? Pumped up? Ready to show the world who’s boss? Gotta be in it to win it, right? Carpe that motherf*cking diem! You hear that? That’s the sound of a winner. Winning. If you’re wondering how you, too, can seize the spirit of success, look to Pinterest president Tim Kendall. In a Recode mini-profile of Kendall, who “lots of people” reportedly
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American Gods’ Fantastic First Season Ends With Shock and Awe Image: Starz American Gods ’ debut season has spent every episode telling us that gods walk among us. The final installment of season one finally shows us how powerful they can be and just how far they’ll go to survive. Oh, and Shadow at long last has a come-to-Jesus moment. Actually, at least two come-to-Jesus moments, by my count. Which is why it should be no surprise that The finale of America
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Is Celiac Disease On the Rise? Self-diagnosing celiac disease is a problem. Yet gluten is becoming an increasing issue for many. Read More
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EU 'deeply regrets' US Paris climate pact withdrawalThe European Union on Monday blasted US President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate change pact and said Brussels would continue to lead efforts to prevent global warming.
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Portugal risks more and more deadly fires: expertsHighly exposed to global warming's climate-altering impacts, Portugal is likely to see more massive forest fires such as the one—still raging—that has killed at least 60 people this weekend, experts say.
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Researchers found the impervious regulating thresholds on mitigating urban heat islandsUrban land-use/cover changes and their effects on the eco-environment have long been an active research topic in the urbanization field. Professor Kuang Wenhui's lab at Key Laboratory of Land Surface Pattern and Simulation, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing developed the EcoCity model for regulating urban land cover structure and
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New study from KKI shows feasibility of acupuncture in young children with ASDA pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the protocol.
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Researchers sample a DC swamp to study a spineless creatureIts name is Stygobromus hayi, the Hay's Spring amphipod. It is spineless. It lacks vision. It is an opportunistic feeder, consuming whatever resources are available -- perhaps including the remains of its own kind. That is where its similarities to some of Washington, D.C.'s more notorious megafauna end. Researchers report on a way to survey it without threatening its existence, as other studies h
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Close failing banks before they cost US billions of dollars, says studyBillions of dollars could be saved if Congress revises a law to allow regulators to be more aggressive in reducing losses from insolvent banks, according to a recent study co-authored by a faculty member from FAU's College of Business.
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New CDC data shows gaps remain in surveillance for mosquitoes that transmit ZikaAs concerns over Zika virus have grown since 2015, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has turned to local public health professionals to compile data on distribution of the two primary mosquito species capable of transmitting the virus, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Their findings highlight both the potential widespread presence of the mosquitoes as well as gaps in local surve
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Over Objections, Italy Introduces Tough Vaccination Measure In Italy, parents who don't vaccinate their children face steep fines, and even risk losing custody. It's in response to a measles outbreak, after years of falling inoculation rates.
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Researchers sample a DC swamp to study a spineless creatureIts name is Stygobromus hayi, the Hay's Spring amphipod. It is spineless. It lacks vision. It is an opportunistic feeder, consuming whatever resources are available - perhaps including the remains of its own kind.
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EU warns of 'united response' to cyberattacksThe European Union warned Monday that a cyberattack on any one member state could merit a response by all members of the bloc, amid growing fears of hackers holding governments to ransom.
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Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide, study findsIn a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University, researchers have shown that probiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of pesticides.
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Buy Anker's Brightest Flashlight, Get Two Compact Lights For Free [Exclusive] Anker LC130 Flashlight + 2x LC40 Flashlight , $60 with code KINJA619 In addition to making a bunch of your favorite charging gear, Anker also produces some seriously popular flashlights , and we’ve got a special deal on them today just for our readers. All you have to do is buy Anker’s super-bright LC130 flashlight , and you’ll get two of their compact LC40s for free . Just add both products belo
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150-year records gap on Sulawesi ends with five new species in the world's largest tree genusIt seemed rather unusual that the largest tree genus, Syzygium, containing over 1500 species, was only represented by about a dozen of records on the biodiversity-rich island of Sulawesi, the latest new species description dating back to the mid-19th century.
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Could using bacteria to stop Zika backfire? Scientists know a little bit more about how a bacterium called Wolbachia prevents mosquitoes from transmitting deadly diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus, and Zika. A new study is one of the first to identify the specific biological mechanism that prevents mosquitoes infected with the bacterium from transmitting these diseases to humans and may even open a path to ways to block disease
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Mystic Q&A: Science and Gameplay On June 30, 2017, Eyewire launches the Mystic Expansion. For the first time, we’ll map a new dataset! Curious why? Check out the Q&A below with Ashwin Vishwanathan, Mystic’s lead scientist. What is the aim? We are hoping to test ideas regarding the connectivity of a some very special neurons in the hindbrain of the larval zebrafish. Why are these neurons special? These neurons are called “integra
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Brexit 'will enhance' UK wildlife laws - GoveAny Brexit changes to the UK's wildlife laws will increase - not reduce - environmental protection, Michael Gove has pledged.
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Adorable Kitten Mysteriously Appears Inside Tesla Bumper Screengrab: YouTube/ S U Imagine you’re this guy. You wake up on a Saturday morning, and your Tesla is meowing. You do not have a cat. But there is definitely a cat inside of your car’s bumper. What do you do? Make a YouTube video, obviously. This is a true story. YouTube user “S U” woke up on a Saturday morning, and his Tesla Model X was meowing. He does not have a cat, but (as the video he late
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Image: A stormy stellar nurseryThis shot from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust within one of the Milky Way's satellite galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
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Probiotics could improve survival rates in honey bees exposed to pesticide, study findsIn a new study from Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and Western University, researchers have shown that probiotics can potentially protect honey bees from the toxic effects of pesticides.
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New three-in-one blood test opens door to precision medicine for prostate cancerScientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations in the BRCA genes. By testing cancer DNA in the bloodstream, researchers found they could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer were likely to benefit from treatment with exciting new drugs called PARP inhibitors.
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Monitoring soil structure changes after compactionSoil compaction is a global threat to soil ecosystem services, causing tremendous costs to society. The costs of soil compaction are borne by the cumulative loss of soil functionality (e.g. yield loss) following a compaction event until the soil has functionally recovered. Although soil compaction is relatively widely studied, there is a lack of reliable observations and metrics for soil structure
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A no-brainer? Mouse eyes constrict to light without direct link to the brainExperimenting with mice, neuroscientists report new evidence that the eye's iris in many lower mammals directly senses light and causes the pupil to constrict without involving the brain.
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Biofuel for conventional diesel engines createdIn accordance with an EU directive, conventional automotive diesel is supplemented with seven percent biodiesel. This proportion is set to rise to ten percent by 2020. However, this presents a significant technical challenge: biodiesel vaporises at higher temperatures, which can lead to problems with electronic fuel injection systems and particulate filters. Researchers have developed a method for
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Macron consolidates electoral victory The party of France’s recently elected president won an absolute majority in its first general elections, with an agenda that included strong support for research. Nature 546 459 doi: 10.1038/549459a
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Ars Technica

Studies say ARPA-E, EPA programs have worked well, contrary to political rhetoric Enlarge / Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt delivered the press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, on Friday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May) (credit: Getty Images) An independent review of ARPA-E and a graduate study program offered by the EPA has found that the two embattled, federally funded grant programs are necessary,
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Research reveals way to improve nitrogen production in legumesA group of University of Kentucky scientists have discovered a more efficient way for legumes to fix nitrogen.
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How to build the perfect sandcastle—according to scienceWhether we prefer water sports or relaxing with a good book, the humble sandcastle is often a seaside must. But what's the secret to building a majestic sandcastle that will withstand the tide of time? Luckily, there's a scientific formula for that.
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Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in miceCompounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.
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A diagnostic test for ALSResearchers at VIB, KU Leuven, and UZ Leuven, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Jena, have demonstrated that measuring neurofilaments provides reliable confirmation of an ALS diagnosis. This diagnostic test represents a significant step forward because valuable time is still lost at present in diagnosing ALS. Diagnosis takes an average of one year from the first symptoms. The
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Riding a romantic roller coaster? Relationship anxiety may be to blameIn a recent study in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Florida State University graduate student Ashley Cooper explores how high levels of fluctuation in how secure an individual feels in his or her relationship may actually doom its success.
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How ticks get a proper footholdHow the bloodsuckers overcome the variety of substrates and manage to cling on to various surfaces is shown by a current study by Dr. Dagmar Voigt and Professor Dr. Stanislav Gorb. The results of their experiments with the castor bean tick (Ixodes ricinus) have been recently published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
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A & E departments need to do more to identify young people with alcohol problemsNine of out of ten Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments are failing to identify young people with alcohol problems, preventing them from getting the vital help they need, a new study in the Emergency Medicine Journal has found.
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Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderlyA four-year study conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical frailty in elderly people.
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Treating autism by targeting the gutTherapies to change the bacteria in the gut, through diet, pro-and prebiotic supplements, faecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism. A review of six decades of research linking the gut to brain development could pave the way for cheap and effective treatment.
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Mixed conifer and beech forests grow more as they complement each otherComplementarity between Scots pine and broad-leafed species in the use of the available resources, such as water, may increase the growth of mixed forests comprising both species compared with pure forests, those comprising only one. However, the lack of rainwater would reduce this advantage in those species that, like the Scots pine, do not tolerate shade, because the increased competition for wa
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150-year records gap on Sulawesi ends with five new species in the world's largest tree genusComing 150 years after the last description from Sulawesi, five new species from the world's largest genus of trees, Syzygium, highlight the extent of unexplored botanical diversity on the Indonesian island.
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Opportunity reaches 'Perseverance Valley' precipiceNow well into her 13th year roving the Red Planet, NASA's astoundingly resilient Opportunity rover has arrived at the precipice of "Perseverance Valley" – overlooking the upper end of an ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars "possibly water-cut" that flows down into the unimaginably vast eeriness of alien Endeavour crater.
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Selskab: Mænd skal screenes for diabetesMænd rammes langt hårdere end kvinder af type 2-diabetes. Det skal målrettede screeninger rette op på, mener Selskab for mænds sundhed.
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Klimaminister: Glad for at kunne skåne landbrug mod CO2-kravLars Chr. Lilleholt er ‘tilfreds’ med, at Danmark kan købe CO2-kvoter for at dække kommende udledningskrav. Det vil komme landbruget til gode, men trodser Klimarådets anbefalinger.
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Of wrinkles and wires: Capillarity-induced skin folding spontaneously forms aligned DNA nanowire(Phys.org)—Nanowires fashioned from DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)—one of several type of molecular nanowires incorporating repeating molecular units—are exactly that: Geometrically wire-like DNA-based nanostructures defined variously as having a 1~10 nm (10−9 m) diameter or a length-to-diameter ratio >1000. While nanowires can be made from several organic and inorganic materials, DNA nanowires have
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Ancient city found in Ethiopia sheds new light on country's historyArchaeologists have uncovered an ancient, forgotten city in Ethiopia once thought to be the home of giants.
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Tracking methane with robust laser technologyHeatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.
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Mouse eyes constrict to light without direct link to the brainExperimenting with mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report new evidence that the eye's iris in many lower mammals directly senses light and causes the pupil to constrict without involving the brain.
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macOS High Sierra tech preview: A quick look at the stuff you can’t see Enlarge / High Sierra's default desktop wallpaper. (credit: Apple) Even by the standards of recent macOS releases, this year’s High Sierra is shaping up to be a low-key release with few high-profile user-visible improvements. Apple’s highlight page covers quite a few things, but in most cases they’re iterative tweaks that would mostly belong in the “grab bag” section of an overview of, say, Leopa
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Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?A new study suggests that most people with acute conjunctivitis, or pink eye, are getting the wrong treatment.
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Leicester academics argue sexualised drinks advertising undermines anti-rape campaignsAcademics examined the effectiveness of a rape prevention campaign in bars and nightclubs in Liverpool.
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Flights can make aircrew sick, Stirling study suggestsFlying a plane should come with a health warning, according to research led by the University of Stirling. A new study, published in the World Health Organisation journal Public Health Panorama, is the first of its kind to look in-depth at the health of aircrew who are suspected to have been exposed to contaminated air during their careers.
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150-year records gap on Sulawesi ends with 5 new species in the world's largest tree genusComing 150 years after the last description from Sulawesi, five new species from the world's largest genus of trees, Syzygium, highlight the extent of unexplored botanical diversity on the Indonesian island. The study was published in the open access journal PhytoKeys.
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Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel enginesIn accordance with an EU directive, conventional automotive diesel is supplemented with seven percent biodiesel. This proportion is set to rise to ten percent by 2020. However, this presents a significant technical challenge: biodiesel vaporises at higher temperatures, which can lead to problems with electronic fuel injection systems and particulate filters. Researchers from Kaiserslautern, Bochum
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Smartphone app directs first responders to cardiac arrest 3 minutes before ambulanceA novel smartphone application has been developed that can direct first responders to cardiac arrest victims more than three minutes before the emergency services arrive. Each minute increases the chance of survival by 10 percent.
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New report looks at 6 key impact areas of shale oil and gas development in TexasA comprehensive review of the impacts of oil and gas development in Texas by a cross-disciplinary task force of top researchers -- organized by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) -- finds a wide range of both benefits and consequences for the state's environment and communities. These impacts are detailed in a new report by the TAMEST Shale Task Force, Environmental
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Tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment launched at European congressThe tenth year of data on cardiac arrhythmia treatment is being launched at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017.
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Airborne viruses live for 45 minutesAustralian scientists from Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland have developed a new technique to study how some common disease causing bacteria can spread up to 4m and remain alive in the air for up to 45 minutes.
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Among farmworkers, immigrants are less likely to use SNAPThe federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- formerly known as 'food stamps' -- that helps low-income individuals and families purchase food is less likely to be used by farmworkers eligible for the benefit who are immigrants, Hispanic, male, childless or residing in California, new research from UC Davis health economists shows.
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Analysis sheds light on how metaphors like 'sheds light' evolvedIn the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers from Lehigh University and University of California, Berkeley analyzed 5,000 English-language metaphorical mapping records over the last 1100 years and found the evolution of word meaning to be highly systematic -- following predictable patterns. The research will be published in an upcoming issue of Cognitive Psychology.
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Why cockroaches and termites are great parentsTo most people, cockroaches are abhorrent, disease-ridden pests, scuttling under the fridge when you go to the kitchen for a midnight snack. But those who know cockroaches well understand that they can be very caring creatures.
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Measuring the magnetic fields on the hottest planets in the galaxyIt is now possible to measure the magnetic field strengths of the hottest planets in the galaxy, new research has shown.
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To protect feet from diabetes, focus on the good days Most treatment for diabetic foot ulcers focuses on repairing surrounding tissue and healing the wound, but a new study says that’s the wrong approach. Instead doctors should concentrate on remission—that is, extending the time between ulcer formation. As many as one-third of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer, which can lead to complications such as strokes, heart attacks, infections,
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Scientists examine how ticks cling to surfacesTicks spend more than 90 percent of their up to three-year-long life starving and clambering around in leaf litter and on vegetation. They walk remarkable distances while periodically exploring distal plant parts in order to prey on their victims. Once they get to humans and animals, the little parasites walk along skin and hairs, searching for suitable feeding sites.
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Where Is Our Sun's Twin? In the 1980s, some astronomers started batting around the idea that the sun had a long-lost twin, circling undetected in the edges of the solar system. They suggested that the existence of a companion star to our own might explain some cataclysmic events on Earth, like the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. Perhaps the orbit of this star, they said, was capable of disrupting the Oort cloud, a mass
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Russia to Treat U.S. Military Aircraft in Syria as 'Targets' Russia says U.S. aircraft operating in Syria “will be … treated as targets,” a day after the U.S.-led coalition shot down a Syrian aircraft that targeted U.S.-backed rebels. The threat represents a major escalation in the Syrian conflict in which Russia, along with Iran, backs the regime of Bashar al-Assad while the U.S. and its allies back rebel groups opposed to his rule. “Any aircraft, includi
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Ars Technica

Atlantic faces the rare prospect of two active tropical storms in June Enlarge / This preliminary and non-operational GOES-16 visible image shows two tropical systems, one near the Gulf of Mexico, and the other northeast of South America. (credit: NOAA) Although the Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, the bulk of the tropical activity typically clusters during the middle months of August, September, and October when the seas reach their peak temperatures. This
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Science has the power to boost farming in Africa—but a lot has to changeThe agricultural sector is the world's largest single employer. It provides jobs for more than 40% of the global population. It's also the largest source of income and jobs for poor, rural households.
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Geometry, skull growth and brain mechanicsProfessor Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical modelling at Oxford University's Mathematical Institute and founder of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL). He talks to ScienceBlog about the key findings from his recently published work 'Dimensional, Geometrical and Physical Constraints in Skull Growth', and how geometry and mathematical modelling can help us to understand
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Researchers build first deployable, walking, soft robot(Phys.org)—Researchers have built the first robot made of soft, deployable materials that is capable of moving itself without the use of motors or any additional mechanical components. The robot "walks" when an electric current is applied to shape-memory alloy wires embedded in its frame: the current heats the wires, causing the robot's flexible segments to contract and bend. Sequentially controll
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Using sunlight to the maxMaterials called transition-metal carbides have remarkable properties that open new possibilities in water desalination and wastewater treatment. A KAUST team has found compounds of transition metals and carbon, known as a MXenes but pronounced "maxenes," can efficiently evaporate water using power supplied by the sun.
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Study shows the trade-offs in gig workUber driver Michelle, thinks her job is fantastic when she's only after part-time hours. But she's given it a couple of months and she says she's not getting anywhere.
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Astronomers discover bubble-like structure associated with the pulsar PSR J1015−5719(Phys.org)—Astronomers have recently identified a peculiar bubble-like structure associated with an energetic pulsar known as PSR J1015−5719. The newly found feature, designated G283.1−0.59, is most likely a polar wind nebula. The findings were presented June 9 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print server.
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Don't Get Too Excited About That New Man of Steel 2 Rumor Chris Hemsworth teases Thor: Ragnarok . Colin Trevorrow talks about taking direct inspiration from Michael Crichton for Jurassic World 2 . Plus, even more Transformers: The Last Knight footage, and a new clip from next week’s episode of Doctor Who .To me, my Spoilers! Man of Steel 2 The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez has staked his claim that a swirling 4chan-based rumor about Supergirl’s involvement in
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GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters Photo: Getty Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored internal documents on a publicly accessible Amazon server. The data leak contains a wealth of personal information on roughly 61 percent of the US population. Along with home addresses, birthdates, and phone numbers, the rec
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Forecasting strong precipitation -- the potential of potential deformationA new parameter, called potential deformation (PD), is used in a simulated mesoscale convective system (MCS) to examine its performance in precipitation diagnosis. The study implies great potential for using PD in precipitation detection and forecasting.
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Using sunlight to the maxA floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification.
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Landsret redder Banedanmark: Skal alligevel ikke fjerne vejI forbindelse med elektrificeringen af banen til Esbjerg flyttede Banedanmark en bro og anlagde en ny vej, selvom ejeren - og senere byretten - mente, at ekspropriationen var ulovlig. Nu har landsretten omstødt dommen.
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How a Math Formula Could Decide the Fate of Endangered U.S. SpeciesFeds consider “conservation triage” that would let some animals go extinct to save funds for protecting others -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The exciting future of light energyIn a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny 'quasiparticle' called an exciton could provide the answer to our problems.
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En blodprøve kan afgøre, hvad man skal spise for at tabe sigEn simpel blodprøve kan afgøre, hvilken kosttype man skal spise, hvis man ønsker...
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Plastic pollution in the Antarctic worse than expectedThe levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected, a team of experts has warned.
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How drones are advancing scientific researchDrones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around since the early 1900s. Originally used for military operations, they became more widely used after about 2010 when electronic technology got smaller, cheaper and more efficient, prices on cameras and sensors dropped, and battery power improved. Where once scientists could only observe earth from above by using manned aircraft or satellit
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Probing the possibility of life on super-EarthsAlong with its aesthetic function of helping create the glorious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the powerful magnetic field surrounding our planet has a fairly important practical value as well: It makes life possible.
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Ars Technica

How to install Linux on a Chromebook (and why you should) Enlarge Chromebooks are one of the most secure devices you can give a non-technical end user, and at a price point few can argue with, but that security comes with a privacy trade off: you have to trust Google, which is part of the NSA's Prism programme, with your data in the cloud. Even those who put their faith in the company's rusty "don’t be evil" mantra may find Chromebook functionality limi
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Tech news catch-up: Amazon ate Whole Foods, Verizon ate Yahoo, and lots of new video games! Technology The stories you may have missed. E3 and Amazon led the charge in last week's tech news.
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Study links low self-control, use of deadly forcePolice officers who exhibit low self-control in their personal lives are more likely to use deadly force on the job, according to a University of Texas at Dallas study.
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Skeletal tests suggest sacrificial victims during Shang Dynasty were held for a time(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Canada and China has found skeletal evidence of sacrificial victims during the Shang Dynasty being held for a period of time before being killed. In their paper published in Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, the group describes their chemical analysis of bones from 68 sacrificial victims from Yinxu—the Shang capital.
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Ni No Kuni 2 ditches turn-based combat—and that’s not a bad thing Ni No Kuni 2 combat goes real-time: Has it worked? Voice-over by Mark Walton. (video link) Created by Professor Layton developer Level-5 and animated by the legendary Studio Ghibli ( Spirited Away , My Neighbour Totoro ), Japanese role-playing game Ni No Kuni was a surprise hit on the PlayStation 3. Its story, a touching tale of childhood loss, was combined with classic RPG mechanics to great eff
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As the weather warms, people and snakes are destined to meetAllison Davis never saw the snake. The Mountain Brook, Alabama, elementary school teacher was pulling weeds from a planter on her deck when she felt a sharp stab of pain in her left hand.
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Ease The Stress of Packing with Discounted Travel Gear and Luggage Up to 40% Off Luggage & Travel Gear Amazon is having a sale on a good amount of luggage, carry-ons, and more , from brands like TravelPro, Delsey, and Traveler’s Choice. So, if you’ve been using that duffel bag since college and you have a flight to catch soon, you should get on this one. Like any Gold Box , these prices are taking off at the end of the day. Here are a few to check out first, but
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Kronik: Modige anbefalinger om cirkulær økonomi – men hvor er pengene?
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Has The Stealth Company Varjo Solved Vision-Quality VR?A new technology for VR headsets puts the so-called screen-door effect in the past.
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Image of the Day: Flushing the GutIn response to a bacterial infection, an immune signal in mice's guts triggers a molecular cascade that promotes diarrhea, which, researchers demonstrate, is important for ridding them of the bacteria.
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Lords of the FliesBiologists' walk in the woods sparks the creation of a masterful fruit fly field guide.
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Mutation Linked to Longer Life Span in MenA deletion in a growth hormone receptor gene is tied to an average of 10 extra years of life among men, but not women, according to a study.
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PubPeer Launches Updated SiteNew features include increased security of user anonymity.
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A no-brainer? Mouse eyes constrict to light without direct link to the brainExperimenting with mice, neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine report new evidence that the eye's iris in many lower mammals directly senses light and causes the pupil to constrict without involving the brain.
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Saving energy at home may make us think ‘I’ve done enough’ People who report working to save energy in their own lives may be less likely to support government action on energy-use reduction and sustainability, a new study suggests. Following the shutdown of the Fukushima power plant, which endured one of the worst nuclear accidents in history in 2011 due to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami, Japan began a national initiative that encourag
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Futurity.org

To study T. rex’s bite, make fake alligator skulls 3D models of the American alligator skull will assist scientists who study extinct species, including dinosaurs, and other animals. The skulls of alligators protect their brains, eyes, and sense organs while producing some of the most powerful bite forces in the animal kingdom. The ability to bite hard is critical for crocodilians to eat their food such as turtles, wildebeest, and other large pre
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

What the bond between homeless people and their pets demonstrates about compassionA video camera captures an interview with a man named Spirit, who relaxes in an outdoor plaza on a sunny afternoon. Of his nearby service dogs, Kyya and Miniaga, he says, "They mean everything to me, and I mean everything to them."
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Wired

Inside Air Koryo, North Korea’s Fleet of Ancient Soviet PlanesSome say it's a one-star airline, but photographer Arthur Mebius sees it as the golden age of aviation.
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Live Science

4 Myths About the History of American SlaveryOn Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, a historian dispels myths about the 'peculiar institution' of slavery.
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New on MIT Technology Review

This Startup Is Making Virtual and Augmented Reality So Crisp It Looks RealVarjo’s prototype of a VR headset shows much clearer images in the center of the display, a much-needed advancement that could help consumer adoption.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Jupiter's clouds of many colorsNASA's Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Basic building blocks of bacterial 'hair' could lead to new antibioticsUncovering the essential building blocks which bacteria use to make long, hair-like filaments could lead to new drugs to fight infection.
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Dagens Medicin

Etik-ekspert: Sundheds­platformen åbner en ladeport for misbrug af CPR-numre Opslag på specifikt patientnavn i hospitalernes nye IT-system i Region Hovedstaden giver adgang til liste over cpr-numre på alle andre med samme navn. Det finder professor i anvendt etik problematisk.
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Ars Technica

Thin ice: Vanishing ice only exacerbates a bad, climate change-fueled situation Enlarge / In Greenland, sea ice is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft in March 2017. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past nine years and is currently flying a set of eight-hour research flights over ice sheets and the Arctic Ocean to monitor Arctic ice loss. According to NASA scientists and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (
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Ingeniøren

Enige EU-lande: Bisphenol A er hormonforstyrrendePlastkomponenten bisphenol A, der blandt andet bruges i konservesdåser, plastruder og sutter, er nu placeret på EU’s liste over særligt problematiske stoffer.
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The Atlantic

What We Know About the London Attack Updated at 11:49 a.m. ET The man arrested in connection with driving his van into a crowd of worshippers near a London mosque in the early hours of Monday morning is being detained for terrorism offenses, the Metropolitan Police said. The suspect, whose age police have alternately listed as 47 and 48, is also being detained on suspicion of attempted murder. One person is dead and 10 wounded follo
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How to build an artificial nano-factory to power our futuresMany bacteria contain little factories for different purposes. They can make sugars from carbon dioxide to fuel life, or digest certain compounds that would be toxic for the cell, if the digestion took place outside of these factories.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of mothers 'shamed' by others about their parenting skillsSix in 10 mothers of children ages 0-5 say they have been criticized about parenting.
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Gizmodo

America's Top Hypocrites Are Meeting at the Trump White House For Technology Week President Donald Trump in the Diplomatic Room at the White House on June 14, 2017 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) America’s largest tech companies made a big, public fuss after President Trump vowed to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord earlier this month. But top executives from many of those same companies are meeting with members of the Trump regime this week. Who needs principles w
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Scientific American Content: Global

Sex on the Beach, Grunion Style -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Live Science

Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?How much does the temperature drop during a total solar eclipse? It depends on season and location, but get ready for a sudden and noticeable chill.
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Live Science

The Mummy Returns: Egyptian Dignitary's Face and Brain ReconstructedAn international team of researchers has reconstructed the face and brain of a 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy, revealing a unique "packing" embalming treatment.
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New Scientist - News

Buckyballs mysteriously show up in cold space and warp starlightThese molecular carbon cages could be used as tracers to understand how prebiotic molecules form in space
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Wired

In Ben Garrison, the Alt-Right Found Its Favorite Cartoonist—and Almost Ruined His LifeTrolls tried to destroy Ben Garrison's name—but they also taught him how to internet. Now his cartoons are everywhere.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Quest for Clues to Humanity's First FiresHow and when our ancestors mastered flames remains a hotly debated question. Researchers are hunting for answers buried in ancient ash and baked soils -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Live Science

Haunting Discovery: Medieval Skeletons Bear Evidence of Barbaric PunishmentArchaeologists who were digging in a medieval Portuguese necropolis unearthed three skeletons of young men who had their hands and feet cut off just before they died.
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African farmers’ kids conquer the marshmallow testNso farmers in Cameroon groom kids for self-control that Western peers often lack.
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Dagens Medicin

Ny rapport: Færre får alvorlig kritik i disciplinærnævnetFærre ansatte i sundhedsvæsenet får alvorlig kritik, når klager over behandlinger i sundhedsvæsenet afgøres i disciplinærnævnet.
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Dagens Medicin

Tramadol, rolig nuLad os stoppe med at basere skrækkampagner og overilede vidtrækkende kliniske beslutninger på nogle få lægelige erfaringsbaserede observationer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Biologists explore how testate amoebae survive in peat firesAn International team from China University of Geosciences, University of York and Lomonosov Moscow State University have studied the impact of wildfire on testate amoebae—one of the dominant microbial groups in peat bogs. The research has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Applied Soil Ecology.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists solve 30-year old mystery on how resistance genes spreadTo win the war against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists seek the origin of resistance genes to identify how they are introduced to disease-causing bacteria. Identifying the origin of resistance genes and how they spread is comparable to finding patient zero in an outbreak, which is not an easy task.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Faster performance evaluation of super-graphsHimchan Park and Min-Soo Kim of DGIST have developed TrillionG, a computer model that generates synthetic data for simulating real-world applications that use giant graphs. TrillionG is faster than currently available synthetic graph generators and uses fewer computer resources, such as memory and network bandwidth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Database reveals disparities in officers' treatment of minority motoristsAnalyzing what may be the largest trove of traffic stop data ever assembled, Stanford researchers found that black and Hispanic drivers were more likely than white drivers to be cited, searched and arrested after being stopped.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Nonvolatile memory as fast as RAM with the capacity of flashResearchers from MIPT's Center of Shared Research Facilities have found a way to control oxygen concentration in tantalum oxide films produced by atomic layer deposition. These thin films could be the basis for creating new forms of nonvolatile memory. The paper was published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The anatomy of OrionThe Orion molecular cloud is a large complex of hot young stars, nebulae, and dark clouds of gas and dust located in the constellation of Orion. Two particularly famous sights in the night sky, the Orion Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula, are members of this complex, which is relatively nearby, only about 1500 light-years away. Despite its fame, brightness, and relative proximity, however, this comp
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Researchers produce biofuel for conventional diesel enginesIn accordance with an EU directive, conventional automotive diesel is supplemented with 7 percent biodiesel. This proportion is set to rise to ten percent by 2020. However, this presents a significant technical challenge: biodiesel vaporises at higher temperatures, which can lead to problems with electronic fuel injection systems and particulate filters. Researchers from Kaiserslautern, Bochum, an
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Martian crater provides reminder of Apollo moonwalkNASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity passed near a young crater this spring during the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16's trip to Earth's moon, prompting a connection between two missions.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Biologists discover surprisingly strong effects from protein variationThe genetic material of any two individuals can be clearly distinguished. Computational biologists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now determined that the impact of DNA variations has been greatly underestimated. The new insights could impact advances in personalized medicine.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Prototype device enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature for quantum computingOrdinarily, light particles—photons—don't interact. If two photons collide in a vacuum, they simply pass through each other.
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Scientific American Content: Global

World's Most Powerful Particle Collider Taps AI to Expose Hack AttacksMachine learning is crucial to staying ahead of hackers trying to break into at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider’s (LHC) massive worldwide computing grid -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dagens Medicin

Akutlæge­helikopterne rykker ud til 40 pct. flere patienter Grænsen for, hvad de nuværende tre lægehelikoptere kan overkomme, er ved at være nået.
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Ingeniøren

Cyber-politichef: »Logning skal give alle i samfundet tryghed« FOLKEMØDET: Privatliv eller tryghed? Politiet vil vide, hvordan de må bruge data til at beskytte borgerne. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/politiet-logning-skal-goere-borgerne-trygge-1077588 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Techtopia #5: Mød Danmarks nye tech-ambassadør i Silicon ValleyPodcast: Som det første land i verden har Danmark fået en tech-ambassadør, der skal operere fra Silicon Valley. Hvem er han? Hvad skal han lave? Vært: Henrik Føhns.
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The Atlantic

朝核困局:当今最棘手的问题 Read this story in English. 三十分钟。 这是一颗携带核弹头的洲际弹道导弹(ICBM)从朝鲜打到洛杉矶大致需要的时间。平壤政权一直在朝着一个目标不懈地努力:建造洲际弹道导弹,并且制造出足够小可以装入导弹里的核弹头。最近分析家预测金正恩将在唐纳德·特朗普四年任满前达到这个目标。 就此特朗普总统简单地发推说:“这事完全没戏!” 尽管特郎普惯于大放厥词,但他对此事的态度并未过度偏离半个世纪以来美国的种种无效的对朝政策。阻止金氏王朝拥有核武器是长期以来美国对朝政策中的重点。然而在2006年小布什当政时,平壤成功引爆第一颗核弹。随后,在奥巴马入主白宫后,金氏王朝又引爆了四颗核弹。自理查德·尼克松总统以来的四十多年,美国试图用各种方式来控制朝鲜:口头威胁,军事演习,外交制裁,敦促中国,乃至最近很有可能在诉诸网络攻击。 特朗普也在发推特,说朝鲜正在“挑事儿”,而他是打算要“解
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The Atlantic

Face/Off Is 20 Years Old We ask a lot of action movies these days. Explosions, first of all—those are non-negotiable. Balletically choreographed fight scenes, definitely. Winking jokes, a general sense of whimsy, unapologetic violence—almost always. But that’s not enough, anymore. Today’s audiences, being a sophisticated and jaded sort, expect ambitious approaches to action as a genre and, really, as an ideology: We want
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The Atlantic

Mapping the Threat of North Korea F or decades , undeterred by sanctions and international isolation, North Korea has been increasing the power and range of its arsenal of missiles. It is in a position today to rapidly hit densely populated targets throughout East Asia. With an intercontinental ballistic missile, its reach would become global. The missiles shown here include those already in the Kim regime’s arsenal—the Scud seri
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The Atlantic

How to Deal With North Korea 点击这里阅读中文版本 | Read this article in Chinese. T hirty minutes. That’s about how long it would take a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from North Korea to reach Los Angeles. With the powers in Pyongyang working doggedly toward making this possible—building an ICBM and shrinking a nuke to fit on it—analysts now predict that Kim Jong Un will have the capability before D
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Wired

The White House Tech Summit Tackles a Sprawling AgendaThe American people need answers to tricky questions about government and technology---not another photo op.
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New Scientist - News

Science might emerge a winner from UK election chaosOn the back of Conservative humiliation, a hard Brexit is unlikely to win Theresa May political allies. Now is the time to push for pro-science policies
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Ingeniøren

Geus: Uklart, om jordskælv udløste grønlandsk tsunamiDet er endnu uvist, om der overhovedet var et jordskælv, eller om et fjeldskred alene var skyld i de store oversvømmelser i bygden Nuugaatsiaq, hvor fire mennesker er savnet.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Chinese urbanization 2050—system dynamic modeling and process simulationChinese urbanization has profoundly contributed to the whole country's economic growth, social advancement and life improvement. Parallel to this process, however,